Joe McBrearty

President and Chief Executive Officer


Joe brings significant experience to CNL as a leader in the nuclear industry and in the implementation of transformational change across numerous organizations. For more than 36 years, Joe served in highly technical and leadership positions that cover nearly all fields of nuclear operations, including nuclear reactor and high hazard nuclear facility operations, maintenance, training and oversight with complex nuclear organizations.

Most recently, Joe held the position of Chief Operating Officer at CNL (2019/20) prior to which he served as Deputy Director for Field Operations with the Office of Science, in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In this role he worked to achieve excellence in nuclear operations, with responsibility for all operations, including, safety, security, nuclear and hazardous material operations, procurement, and financial actions for the majority of DOE’s national laboratory complex, all of which operate under the same management and operations model as CNL.

Dan Wood

Chief Operating Officer


Daniel Wood is a senior nuclear industry executive with more than 38 years of experience in every phase of nuclear facility planning and operations. As Chief Operating Officer at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Mr. Wood is overseeing the implementation of transformational changes to the operations and activities of CNL sites across Canada, including the $1.2 Billion modernization of CNL’s Chalk River Laboratories campus and program of work.

Prior to CNL, Mr. Wood most recently served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Plateau Remediation Company (PRC), overseeing the operations of over 1,900 personnel that manage nuclear fuel storage facilities, nuclear waste storage and disposal facilities, and groundwater treatment activities at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hanford Site. With projects that total more than $500 million annually, PRC is working to reduce risks across the site by addressing some of the DOE’s highest hazard waste streams and facilities, including the removal of radioactive sludge from a spent fuel basin, remote removal of highly radioactive soil underneath a legacy building, demolition of high hazard plutonium facilities, surveillance and maintenance of legacy processing canyons, waste site remediation and development of an integrated risk analysis for the site.

Dan will be leading CNL’s Crisis Management Team responsible for the managing the organization’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Jeffrey Griffin

Vice-President, Science & Technology


Jeff is an accomplished senior executive with more than 28 years of experience leading multi-million dollar research and development programs, technology development initiatives, and operations support in a national laboratory environment.

Prior to CNL, Dr. Griffin led field operations for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) as Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, where he provided strategic direction and policy leadership for the DOE-EM’s 16 field sites, a $7.2 billion annual program that encompassed over 26,000 federal and contract employees. In this position, Dr. Griffin had overriding responsibility to support field sites working across the United States to cleanup and safely disposition large volumes of nuclear waste, safeguard nuclear materials, deactivate and decommission several thousand contaminated facilitates and remediate extensive surface and groundwater contamination.

Monica Steedman

Vice-President, Finance and Business Management & Chief Financial Officer


As Vice-President of Business Management and Chief Financial Officer, Monica Steedman oversees the management and implementation of CNL’s financial and business planning activities.

Monica brings a significant breadth of experience and a highly-refined skill set to the role, having spent much of her career dedicated to the development of business strategies for large organizations going through significant periods of transformation.

She has held senior leadership positions in financial and strategic roles for many of the United Kingdom’s leading nuclear organizations, including AWE, Energy Solutions EU and Magnox. She also served on the Board of Directors of Magnox Limited as a member of the Audit, Governance and Pensions Committees, and as a member of the Magnox Executive team, holding a position on the risk panel, portfolio management panel, validation and sanction panel, and resource management panel.

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Mike Gull

Vice-President, Environmental Remediation Management


As Vice-President of Environmental Remediation Management, Mike Gull leads waste management, decommissioning and environmental remediation activities at CNL. Mike is also responsible for a number of CNL’s critical environmental remediation projects, including the Near Surface Disposal Facility (NSDF) Project, the NPD Closure Project, the Whiteshell Closure Project, and the Port Hope Area Initiative, all of which are designed to manage Canada’s nuclear liabilities.

A seasoned industry executive from the United Kingdom, Mike has 32 years of leadership experience that includes the development and delivery of high value nuclear decommissioning and waste management programs. Most recently, Mike served as the Market Director of Nuclear Fuel Cycles in the United Kingdom and Europe, where he led the design and construction of major nuclear liability projects, which eliminated hazards and reduced risks through the application of decommissioning know-how and innovative techniques and technology.

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Phillip Boyle

Vice-President, Operations and Chief Nuclear Officer


As Vice-President of Operations and Chief Nuclear Officer, Phillip Boyle leads CNL’s ongoing pursuit of performance improvements in the operation of CNL’s nuclear facilities at the Chalk River Laboratories.

A veteran of the industry with over 40 years of experience driving rigor, safety, and efficiencies in nuclear and other highly technical organizations, Phillip is a talented nuclear executive with a long and distinguished career in nuclear management and operations. Phillip most recently worked as an executive consultant for Atkins, where he served as Co-Chairman of its Independent Performance Assessment Team.

Lou Riccoboni

Vice-President, Corporate Affairs


As Vice-President of Corporate Affairs, Lou oversees brand and reputation management, stakeholder relations, community investments, government relations, media relations, and internal and external communications.

Currently serving as Interim Vice-President, Business Development, Lou oversees commercial ventures, sales, and is responsible for revenue growth.

Lou has over 25 years of corporate, business development, and public affairs experience having worked at senior levels within the private sector, the Canadian federal government, at leading trade associations, and in a global public relations firm. He has an extensive domestic and international network.


Brian Savage

Vice-President, Capital


As Vice-President of Capital, Brian Savage oversees the construction and delivery of CNL’s non-nuclear new builds, the Advanced Nuclear Materials Research Centre and the Site Utilities Revitalization Projects.

Brian brings significant experience in delivery of major projects, having held leadership positions in the nuclear, electrical power, defence and ship building sectors in Canada and internationally in the USA, the UK and Argentina. He recently served as Project Director for the Turbine Island for the Wylfa Nuclear Generating Station, leading the design, procurement and construction support for two new 1450 MW Hitachi ABWR units that were to be constructed in Wales until the project was suspended in early 2019. Brian was also project manager for steam generator replacements in nuclear plants in Minnesota and Units 1 and 2 at Bruce A. At Darlington, Brian was the Project Director for the four-year Definition Phase of the $3B Retube and Feeder Replacement project. Throughout these projects, he has worked closely with the nuclear supply chain, developing and cultivating relationships with key sub-contractors and suppliers.

Jeff Willman

Vice-President, Health, Safety, Security, Environmental & Quality


As Vice-President, HSSE&Q, Jeff will help develop and drive organizational improvements in health and safety as CNL continues its journey to become a more high-performing organization.

Prior to his position at CNL, Jeff worked as the Senior Vice-President of Radiation and Industrial Safety & Health at Energy Solutions, the world’s largest processor, shipper and disposer of nuclear materials and waste. In this role, Jeff oversaw the delivery of the company’s industrial safety and health program, where he developed and implemented numerous health and safety policies, procedures and systems to transform the company’s safety culture. With a career that spans over 25 years, Jeff is an accomplished and certified health and safety executive with a strong track record of analyzing operations to pinpoint organizational improvement opportunities, implementing focused plans to reduce injuries, improving performance and enacting positive cultural change.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health & Industrial Engineering Management from Jacksonville State University. Jeff has achieved the Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazard Control Manager (CHCM) and Certified Healthcare Safety Manager (CHSM). Jeff is also an OSHAS Lead Auditor and is a Certified Radiation Protection Manager. .

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Douglas McIntyre

Vice-President, Legal and Insurance


As Vice-President Legal & Insurance and Corporate Secretary for CNL, Doug McIntyre is responsible for the following functions within CNL:  Legal, Insurance, Internal Audit, Intellectual Property, Corporate Secretariat, Ethics and Business Conduct and Export Import Compliance. Doug has over 12 years’ experience with CNL and AECL and has worked with the GoCo model from every possible perspective.

Doug brings over 25 years of experience in private, public and crown corporation environments, providing strategic counsel to a variety of companies in the areas of nuclear, software, water purification, medical and other technologies.