Organization Profile - Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.


Crown Corporation (FAA, Sched. III, Part I)

Minister Responsible

Minister of Natural Resources

Mandate

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) is a fully integrated nuclear technology and services company providing services to nuclear facilities worldwide. Its employees are dedicated to delivering leading edge nuclear services, research and development support, design and engineering, construction management, specialized technology and waste management and decommissioning in support of the CANDU reactor products.

Head Office

Chalk River, Ontario

Appointment Provisions

Financial Administration Act

The Board is composed of:

  • a President appointed by the GIC to hold office during pleasure for such term as the GIC considers appropriate;
  • a Chairman appointed by the GIC to hold office during pleasure for such term as the GIC considers appropriate;
  • a minimum of five directors and a maximum of seven, appointed by the Minister, with GIC approval, to hold office during pleasure, for such term, not exceeding four years, as will ensure, as far as possible, the expiration in any one year of the terms of office of not more than one-half of the directors.

All directors are eligible for reappointment at expiry of term.

The majority of directors are not to be officers or employees of the Corporation or any of its affiliates.

If a director is not appointed to take office on the expiration of the term of an incumbent director, other than an officer-director, the incumbent director continues in office until a successor is appointed.

Consultation

The Financial Administration Act requires that before an officer-director of a parent Crown corporation is appointed, the Minister shall consult the Board of Directors of the Corporation with respect to the appointment.

Quorum

Three directors (By-Law No. 07-001).

Auditor

The auditor of a Crown Corporation shall be appointed annually by the Governor in Council, after the appropriate Minister has consulted the Board of Directors of the corporation, and may be removed at any time by the Governor in Council, after the appropriate Minister has consulted the Board.

The Auditor General of Canada shall be appointed by the Governor in Council as the auditor, or a joint auditor, of each Crown Corporation, unless the Auditor General waives the requirement of being so appointed.

An auditor of a Crown Corporation is eligible for reappointment on the expiration of the auditor’s appointment.

If an auditor of a Crown Corporation is not appointed to take office on the expiration of the appointment of an incumbent auditor, the incumbent auditor continues in office until a successor is appointed.

A person is disqualified from being appointed or re-appointed or continuing as an auditor of the corporation if that person is not independent of the corporation, any of its affiliates, or the directors or officers of the corporation or any of its affiliates. Expenses reimbursed in accordance with policies and procedures of the Corporation.

Remuneration

Chairman

  • Fixed by GiC:
    recommended per diem ($470 - $555)
  • Annual ($12,200 - $14,300)
  • Expenses reimbursed in accordance with policies and procedures of the Corporation.

Director

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($470 - $555)
  • Position; annual ($6,100 - $7,200)
  • The directors who serve as chairpersons of a committee of the Board of Directors receive a further annual retainer within the range ($1,000 - $2,000).

    Reasonable travel expenses. Expenses reimbursed in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Corporation.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
Sexton, Richard
Petawawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2017-02-17
2018-02-16
Chairperson
Lajeunesse, Claude
Magog, Quebec
During Pleasure
2016-08-23
2019-06-06
Directors
Abela, Carmen
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2017-06-21
2020-06-20
Burpee, James
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure
2017-06-21
2020-06-20
Jennings, Philip
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2017-06-21
2019-06-20
Tory, Martha
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure
2016-10-05
2020-10-04