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

President

Joel Martin

Joel Martin

Chief Digital Research Officer, Chief Science Officer and Departmental Science Advisor

Julie Lefebvre

Julie Lefebvre

Vice-President, Emerging Technologies

Jean-François Houle

Jean-François Houle

Vice-President, Engineering

Lakshmi Krishnan

Lakshmi Krishnan

Vice-President, Life Sciences

Ibrahim Yimer

Ibrahim Yimer

Vice-President, Transportation and Manufacturing

David Lisk

David Lisk

Vice-President, Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

Shannon Quinn

Shannon Quinn

Secretary General

Emily Harrison

Emily Harrison

Vice-President, Human Resources

Dale MacMillan

Dale MacMillan

Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer

François Cordeau

Francois Cordeau

Vice-President, Office of Facilities Renewal Management

Maria Aubrey

Maria Aubrey

Vice-President, Business and Professional Services

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Alexandra Dagger

Director General, Audit and Evaluation

Senior leadership on special assignments and projects

Doug Johnstone

Doug Johnstone

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

Engineering

Life Sciences

Transportation and Manufacturing

Industrial Research Assistance Program

Secretary General

  • Policy, Strategy and Performance
    • Marcel Turcot, Director General
  • Communications
  • Corporate Secretariat and Senior Ethics Officer
    • Erin Skrapek, Executive Director
  • Ombud Office
    • Karine Gauvreau, Ombud

Business and Professional Services

  • Design and Fabrication Services
    • Mario Alvarez, Director General
  • Knowledge Information and Technology
    • Sandy Kyriakatos, Chief Information Officer
  • National Programs and Business Services / International Innovation Office

Corporate Services and Finance

  • Real Property Planning and Management
  • Finance and Procurement Services
  • Security
    • Serge Raymond, Executive Director
  • Health, Safety and Environment
  • Client Service Centre
    • André Boileau, Executive Director

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