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.

Mitch Davies

Mitch Davies

President

Dan Wayner

Dan Wayner

Departmental Science Advisor and Chief Science Officer

Serge Bijimine

Serge Bijimine

Secretary General

Geneviève Tanguay

Geneviève Tanguay

VP Emerging Technologies

Michel Dumoulin

Michel Dumoulin

VP Engineering

Lakshmi Krishnan

Lakshmi Krishnan

VP Life Sciences (acting)

Ibrahim Yimer

Ibrahim Yimer

VP Transport and Manufacturing (acting)

David Lisk

David Lisk

VP Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

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

Overview of the senior leadership structure

Senior leadership on special assignments and projects

Maria Aubrey

Maria Aubrey

VP, Special Projects and,
Biologics Manufacturing Centre Project

VP Aubrey is on assignment for 18 months to lead the project to certify and enhance our Human Health Therapeutics facility in Montreal for Good Manufacturing Practice production of vaccines and therapies. The facility will be used to develop and scale up processes to produce biological medicines.

Jean-François Houle

Jean-François Houle

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.

Roger Scott-Douglas

Roger Scott-Douglas

Secretary, COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force and Special Advisor to the President of the Public Health Agency of Canada

Di Jiang

Di Jiang

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

Roman Szumski

Roman Szumski

Special Advisor to the President, Vaccine Access

VP Szumski is on a 12-month assignment with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to lead their efforts related to vaccine acquisition.

Divisions

Discover the teams behind the NRC's various divisions.

Digital Technologies

Emerging Technologies

  • Advanced Electronics and Photonics
  • Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Metrology
    • Ralph Paroli, Director General (acting)
  • Nanotechnology
  • Security and Disruptive Technologies

Engineering

Life Sciences

  • Aquatic and Crop Resource Development
    • Aleksander Patrzykat, Director General (acting)
  • Human Health Therapeutics
    • Denis Bourbeau, Director General (acting)
  • Medical Devices
  • Clinical Trial Material Facility Project

Transportation and Manufacturing

Industrial Research Assistance Program

Secretary General

  • Policy, Strategy and Performance
    • Stephen Scott, Director General
  • International Innovation Office
  • Corporate Secretariat and Senior Ethics Officer
    • Erin Skrapek, Director

Business and Professional Services

  • Design and Fabrication Services
  • Knowledge Information and Technology
    • Dave Adamson, Chief Information Officer and Director General (acting)
  • National Programs and Business Services
    • Morag Cowell, Director General (acting)

Corporate Services and Finance

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

Council members