OTTAWA (April 15, 2019) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Gorman as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective May 13, 2019.
Mr. Gorman is currently President & CEO of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), the national trade association for Canada’s solar energy industries. He oversees all of CanSIA’s activities including government affairs, research, communications and industry leadership. Immediately prior to joining CanSIA, he was Senior Vice President of Empower Energies – an innovative, global integrator of energy systems.
“Following an exhaustive search with a deep field of strong candidates, I’m delighted to have someone with John’s connection to the technologies and trends that are transforming electricity systems around the world,” said Frank Saunders, Chair of the CNA and President of the Ontario Nuclear Innovation Institute. “John is the ideal champion of nuclear power as the enabler of a clean and modernized grid.”
Mr. Gorman serves as Canada’s Designate to the International Energy Agency (Executive Committee – PVPS). He has served as a director on the boards of numerous community and corporate organizations, including one of the nation’s largest electric utilities.
He has been recognized as one of Canada’s CLEAN50 and is the recipient of the “40 Under 40” business award for excellence in business practices. He was awarded the designation of Climate Project Ambassador by Nobel Laureate Al Gore in 2008.
“Nuclear power has an indispensable role to play in decarbonizing global economies through clean electrification,” said Mr. Gorman. “Canada’s leading expertise in nuclear means that CNA’s innovative member companies will be at the forefront of this exciting transformation. I’m pleased to be part of the nuclear industry and to serve our members during this pivotal time.”
About the CNA:
Since 1960, the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) has been the national voice of the Canadian nuclear industry. Working alongside our members and all communities of interest, the CNA promotes the industry nationally and internationally, works with governments on policies affecting the sector and works to increase awareness and understanding of the value nuclear technology brings to the environment, economy and the daily life of Canadians.