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Peter W. Currie

A highly experienced senior executive, Peter Currie was appointed to the Board of Directors of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) in 2008.

Mr. Currie has more than 15 years of experience as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at two of Canada’s largest and most complex global, public organizations.  His major successes as CFO have been in transforming businesses through developing strategies, re-capitalizing companies, initiating cost reduction initiatives, mergers and acquisitions and divestitures.

Mr. Currie was the Executive Vice-President and CFO at Nortel Networks Corporation.  He also held the position of Vice-Chairman and CFO for the Royal Bank of Canada.

In 2003, Mr. Currie was honoured as Canada’s CFO of the year.

He is currently a Board Director of Intelius Inc., Arise Technologies and ViXS Systems Inc.  He is a former Director of, amongst others, the Toronto East General Hospital, C.D. Howe Institute and Canadian Tire Corporation Limited.

Mr. Currie has a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Business Administration from York University. 

Dr. Robert Walker

Robert Walker was appointed Senior Vice-President, Nuclear Laboratories, of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) on November 15, 2010.

Dr. Walker has had a distinguished career in the Government of Canada, with more than 25 years experience in science and technology management and 10 years experience in conducting defence research and exploratory development, both at progressively senior levels.

Most recently, Dr. Walker was the Assistant Deputy Minister of Science and Technology at the Department of National Defence and the Chief Executive Officer of Defence Research and Development Canada.

He currently serves as the elected Chairman of the NATO Research and Technology Board, the senior oversight body for cooperative research and technology within the NATO framework.

Dr. Walker earned a B.Sc. in Physics from Acadia University and also holds an M. Eng. in Engineering Physics and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University. He is a graduate of the National Defence College and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.