The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) has appointed Ken Ellis, current Executive Vice President Strategic Support and former Chief Nuclear Officer of Bruce Power, as Managing Director. The appointment was made at the organisation's Board meeting in London on 29 January 2013. Ellis will formally replace George Felgate on 1 April 2013. Mr Felgate was appointed as Managing Director in August 2009.
Ken Ellis said:
"I am delighted to be appointed as WANO's new Managing Director. There is a lot of work to do and in particular I see the further development and execution of the new Long Term Plan and the post-Fukushima project work as important priorities in the coming months. WANO is at a decisive point in its history and I am looking forward to working with the Board, the Regional Directors and WANO staff across the world to ensure we take this opportunity to create a stronger and more effective organisation for the future."
Jacques Regaldo, Chairman Elect of WANO, said:
"I am pleased to welcome Ken Ellis to WANO. His experience and expertise impressed the WANO Board and I am sure he will be an immensely capable successor to George Felgate. I am looking forward to working with him to strengthen WANO and ensure the organisation continues to deliver a first class service to its members for years to come."
About Ken Ellis:
Ken has more than 31 years' experience in Operations, Maintenance and Engineering at Bruce Power. Ken was named Executive Vice President, Strategic Support, in August 2012, after having served as Executive Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer Bruce B since January 2010.
Ken has held several senior positions at Bruce Power namely Bruce B Station Vice President, Chief Engineer & Vice President Engineering, Vice President Maintenance and Bruce B Operations Production Manager.
Ken's career has also included a two-year assignment in France as the Ontario Hydro Liaison Engineer to Électricité de France. Ken was previously licensed as a Bruce B Shift Manager in the late 1980's.
Ken was born in Espanola, Ontario, Canada and graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Ken spent four years as an Aerospace Engineer with the Canadian Armed Forces, primarily in Search and Rescue prior to joining Ontario Hydro. Ken is a registered Professional Engineer.