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Carla Carmichael

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Carla Carmichael is a senior leader with more than 30 years of experience in diverse areas including financial and commercial oversight, project risk management, and strategic planning. She is a strong advocate of clean energy technology and its value to climate-change solutions and the socio-economic fabric of Ontario.

In her current role leading the Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability as Vice-President (VP), Nuclear Decommissioning Strategy at Ontario Power Generation (OPG), Carla oversees the program for safe, cost-effective, environmentally and socially responsible decommissioning of OPG's nuclear assets by focusing on innovative solutions in planning the $5 billion decommissioning of the Pickering Nuclear Station.  Previously she was VP of Commercial Management and Project Assurance on the Darlington Station Refurbishment Project, one of Canada’s largest and most complex nuclear infrastructure projects. She has held the position of VP, Nuclear Finance, responsible for the financial oversight of OPG’s nuclear assets and has led OPG’s Canadian Nuclear Partners and Isotope businesses. Carla joined the nuclear industry in 2009 as OPG’s Director, Nuclear Benchmarking and Planning. Prior to joining the energy sector, Carla held several positions in the wireless mobile industry at Nokia Canada, including roles in finance, marketing, public relations and general management of the Canadian organization.

Carla is passionate about social responsibility, including diversity and inclusion, specifically with regards to empowering women in the workplace. She is an active participant with Women in Nuclear (WiN) Canada. In 2020, she received the Harriet Brooks Award, which honours a WiN Canada member who has made an outstanding leadership contribution to the success of the organization.  In 2017, she was awarded the OPG President’s Leadership Award, for her executive leadership skills and contribution to the advancement of women in leadership roles.

Carla holds a Honours Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) degree from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business. Her other certifications and designations include:

  • Institute of Corporate Directors Designation
  • Chartered Professional Accountant Designation (CPA, CA)
  • Capital Markets Professional Certificate
  • Executive Marketing Certificate

She has lived and worked in the Durham Region for more than 30 years.