Organizational structure

 

The NRC is an agency of the Government of Canada, reporting to Parliament through the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. It is governed by a council of appointees drawn from its client community.

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Senior leadership

Meet the people who lead the National Research Council.

Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart

President

Dan Wayner

Dan Wayner

Departmental Science Advisor and Chief Science Officer

Geneviève Tanguay

Geneviève Tanguay

VP Emerging Technologies

Jean- François Houle

Jean-François Houle

VP Engineering

Lakshmi Krishnan

Lakshmi Krishnan

VP Life Sciences

Éric Baril

Éric Baril

VP Transportation and Manufacturing

David Lisk

David Lisk

VP Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

Shannon Quinn

Shannon Quinn

Secretary General

Emily Harrison

Emily Harrison

VP Human Resources; Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Champion

Dale MacMillan

Dale MacMillan

VP Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer

François Cordeau

François Cordeau

VP Business and Professional Services

Alexandra Dagger

Alexandra Dagger

DG, Audit and Evaluation

Joel Martin

Joel Martin

Chief Digital Research Officer and Chief Science Officer

Overview of the senior leadership structure

Senior leadership on special assignments and projects

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Maria Aubrey

Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives

As Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Maria Aubrey is the executive lead responsible for the design, build and operationalization of the Biologics Manufacturing Centre. In this role, she is also leading the design and build of the new clinical trial material facility.

Jean-François Houle

Jean-François Houle

Vice-President, Engineering
Vice-President, Pandemic Response Challenge Program

Jean-François Houle has been assigned to leading the Pandemic Response Challenge Program. The program brings together the best Canadian and international researchers to fast track research and development (R&D) aimed at specific COVID-19 gaps and challenges identified by Canada's health experts.

Michel Dumoulin

Michel Dumoulin

Special advisor to the president

Di Jiang

Di Jiang

President's Science Advisor and Secretary to the President's Research Excellence Advisory Committee

Divisions

Discover the teams behind the NRC's various divisions.

Digital Technologies

Emerging Technologies

  • Advanced Electronics and Photonics
  • Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Metrology
  • Nanotechnology
    • Andrew Myles, Acting Director General
  • Security and Disruptive Technologies

Engineering

Life Sciences

  • Aquatic and Crop Resource Development
  • Human Health Therapeutics
  • Medical Devices
  • Clinical Trial Material Facility Project

Transportation and Manufacturing

Industrial Research Assistance Program

  • Pacific Region
  • Prairie Region
  • Ontario Region
  • Quebec Region
  • Atlantic and Nunavut Region
  • Division Services
    • Laural Porth-Jones, Director General (acting)
  • Client Enablement
    • Laural Porth-Jones, Director General

Secretary General

  • Policy, Strategy and Performance
    • Stephen Scott, Director General
  • Communications
  • Corporate Secretariat and Senior Ethics Officer
    • Erin Skrapek, Executive Director

Business and Professional Services

  • Design and Fabrication Services
  • Knowledge Information and Technology
  • National Programs and Business Services
  • International Innovation Office

Corporate Services and Finance

  • Real Property Planning and Management
    • Frank Jefferies, Director General
  • Finance and Procurement Services
  • Security
    • Tim Grubb, Executive Director
  • Health, Safety and Environment
  • Client Service Centre
    • André Boileau, Executive Director

Biologics Manufacturing Centre (BMC) Project

  • Christine Jodoin, Director General, BMC Project
  • Liane Smith, Director General, BMC Operations

NRC Council

The NRC Council reviews the strategic directions, oversees the performance of the organization and provides a challenge function with respect to the work of the President and senior management. Members bring an independent perspective based upon knowledge and expertise in fields of importance to the NRC's mandate.

The President is the chief executive officer of the National Research Council (the body corporate) while the Chair is responsible for providing effective leadership to the NRC Council and for all matters pertaining to organization and functioning of the NRC Council meetings.

The President is appointed for a term of up to five years, while all other members are appointed for terms of up to three years.