Frank Saunders

Vice President Nuclear Oversight and Regulatory Affairs, Bruce Power

Frank is an Honors Graduate of the Physics program at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada.

He began his career in the Land Ordnance Engineering discipline as a Commissioned Officer in the Canadian military. After 12 years and a variety of postings, Frank joined the former Ontario Hydro’s nuclear division where he held a number of management positions for the next 13 years. This included experience in a several disciplines such as engineering, operations, quality assurance, safety, inspection and performance assessment. He served at four different nuclear facilities including the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, where he performed inspections of several North American nuclear power plants. Frank completed his time with Ontario Hydro Nuclear as Superintendent Peer Evaluations where he organized and performed nuclear plant safety evaluations on Canadian and international plants.

Frank then joined McMaster University first as Manager of the McMaster nuclear reactor and then as Director of Nuclear Operations and Facilities, where, as senior nuclear operating authority, he oversaw operations at McMaster’s nuclear reactor, accelerator facility, nuclear research building laboratories and support facilities. A stable financial base for this important research facility was a key outcome of his work at McMaster.

In 2001, Frank returned to the Bruce nuclear site as the Vice President Safety and Environment, when Bruce Power was formed. He has held executive-level positions in a variety of areas including conventional safety, radiation safety, environment, security, emergency response and emergency preparedness. Frank is particularly proud of Bruce Power’s strong reputation in these areas and the opportunity he has had to play a role in this.

Currently, Frank holds the position of Vice President of Nuclear Oversight and Regulatory Affairs with Bruce Power.