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Staff & Contributors

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Neil Alexander

Co-founder and Executive Director

Dr Neil Alexander is the President Bucephalus Consulting. He is a seasoned nuclear industry executive with experience leading commercial organizations, industry associations and academic institutions in all aspects of nuclear technology including small modular reactors (SMRs), isotope production and decommissioning, and waste management.  He includes leading the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation and the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries amongst his career responsibilities. Prior to that, he served in a number of senior executive roles in the Canadian nuclear industry, including: President and General Manager of Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear Canada, President of the Organization of CANDU Industries, and as Vice-President of Business Development with SNC-Lavalin Nuclear. An early proponent of SMRs, he has written and presented extensively on the issues and is an active contributor to LinkedIn discussion platform. Neil is a graduate of the University of Birmingham in the UK and has a PhD in metallurgy and materials science.  Neil lives in southern Ontario, Canada.  

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Ross Holden

Co-founder and Director of Operations

Ross Holden is a policy and management consultant with over two decades’ experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. From 2008 to 2010 he was a Senior Advisor Aboriginal Consultation and Community Engagement with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), and from 2013 to 2017 he served as a Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO). He has provided policy advice to senior officials at numerous Canadian federal government departments, including Natural Resources Canada; Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada; Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Impact Assessment Agency of Canada; National Research Council of Canada; the Northern Pipeline Agency; Health Canada; Transport Canada, and; Parks Canada. He has also worked with a number of Indigenous organizations and communities in Canada on economic development, strategic and community planning, and governance. Ross is based in Gatineau, Quebec.