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Governance and Leadership

WNA Members appoint the Director General and elect a Board of Management.

 

The World Nuclear Association's Director General is Agneta Rising. The Chairman of the Board is Jean-Jacques Gautrot.

The WNA's Board of Management fulfils all statutory duties pertaining to the organisation's governance, sets WNA policies and strategic objectives subject to approval by the full membership, and instructs the Director General on the membership’s behalf.

To ensure balance among the elected members of the Board, each of the three categories of WNA institutional membership - supplier, generator and general - must be represented by at least two members. In addition, the Board has three distinguished honorary members.

To facilitate the Board's representation of the WNA's entire institutional membership, each Board member performs liaison with a certain portion of the membership in a way designed to give every WNA member a direct channel to the Board. 

Board members act as Mentors for the various WNA Working Groups. This enables the Board to monitor the activities of the Working Groups and to shape the overall agenda of the Working Groups as a whole.

The Board convenes as required, normally at least twice a year, and Board members communicate regularly with the WNA secretariat.

The WNA Board currently has two sub-committees: 

  • The Governance & Nominations sub-committee deals with Director General and Senior Staff succession planning, and board nominations. It also maintains oversight on governance. The sub-committee reports directly to the Chair and comprises seven Board members serving a two-year term.
  • The Audit and Finance sub-committee carries out a regular review of the financial health of WNA, monitors actual performance against forecast budget, assesses fee levels and guidelines, and holds in-depth dialogue with the appointed WNA Auditor during the preparation of the annual accounts. This sub-committee reports directly to the Chairman and comprises up to three members, serving up to two years from appointment. 


The Board of Management is shown below, with the current members of the above two subcommittees indicated:

Jean-Jacques Gautrot Jean-Jacques Gautrot

WNA Chairman
Senior Advisor & former CEO
Areva UK

Governance & Nominations
Audit & Finance

Tim Gitzel Tim Gitzel

WNA Vice Chairman 
President & CEO
Cameco

Governance & Nominations
Audit & Finance
    

Paul Bowden

Paul Bowden
Partner
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Audit & Finance

Seok Cho

Seok Cho
President & CEO
KHNP

Dominique Dapei Dominique Dapei
Nuclear Fuel International Director
EDF
Helmut Engelbrecht

Helmut Engelbrecht
CEO
Urenco

Vadim Jivov Vadim Jivov
President
Uranium One
Kirill Komarov

Kirill Komarov
Deputy Director General
Rosatom

Klaus Lohrey

Klaus Lohrey
Managing Director
Nukem

Audit & Finance

Yoichi Maeda

Yoichi Maeda
Senior Advisor
Mitsubishi Corporation

Governance & Nominations 

Per-Olof Nestenborg

Per-Olof Nestenborg
Managing Director
Vattenfall Nuclear Fuel

Michael Plaschy Michael Plaschy
Head of Nuclear Power Generation
Alpiq Suisse
Caroline Reda

Caroline Reda
President & CEO
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

Amir Shahkarami Amir Shahkarami
CEO
Exelon Nuclear Partners

Hideki Toyomatsu

Hideki Toyomatsu
Chief Nuclear Officer
KANSAI

Mingang Huang

Mingang Huang
Chief Economic Officer
CNNC

Qiyan Wei

Qiyan Wei
Deputy General Manager
CGNPC Uranium Resources Co. Ltd.



Ex-officio Member

Ken Ellis

Ken Ellis

 WANO  



Honorary Board Members

Hans Blix

Hans Blix
Director General-Emeritus
International Atomic Energy Agency  

Gerald Grandey

Gerald Grandey

Former CEO, Cameco
Chairman-Emeritus, WNA

Governance & Nominations