Dr. Michael Binder is the President and Chief Executive
Officer of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. He was appointed to
this position in January 2008 and reappointed for a second five-year term,
effective May 2013.
President, Dr. Binder leads and manages the Commission in order to protect
the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment; to
implement Canada's international commitments on the peaceful use of
nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and
regulatory information to the public. His avowed mission is to ensure that
Canadian nuclear facilities and activities are the safest and most secure
in the world.
extensive career in the federal public service, Dr. Binder has
held senior positions at Industry Canada, the
Department of Communications, the Office of the Comptroller
General of Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the Ministry
of State for Urban Affairs and the Defence Research Board.
During his tenure as Industry Canada’s
Assistant Deputy Minister of Spectrum, Information Technologies and
Telecommunications, Dr. Binder oversaw Canada’s transition to a network
economy. He also managed the regulation of telecommunication industries,
promotion of electronic commerce, and development and use of world-class
information and communications technologies for the economic, social and
cultural benefit of Canadians.
holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Alberta