Atomic Energy of Canada Limited


Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) is pleased to welcome Kathleen Heppell-Masys as Vice-President, Nuclear Operations Oversight, effective March 20, 2023.

In this role, Kathleen will be responsible for the oversight of CNL activities related to site operations and infrastructure, including nuclear operations, health, safety, security and environment.

Kathleen brings significant senior leadership experience in the development of nuclear regulatory policies and in the regulatory oversight of nuclear safety, security, international safeguards, non-proliferation and safety management of the Canadian nuclear fuel cycle. She has worked for the Department of National Defence and in the Canadian Armed Forces including serving as an Aerospace Engineering Officer for the engineering and maintenance of military aircrafts and facilities. Most recently, she was the Director General of Security and Safeguards at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC).