The NEA was pleased to welcome Ms Rumina Velshi, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), at its headquarters on 17 January 2020. President Velshi shared her perspectives on leadership, culture and diversity in nuclear safety as a featured speaker in the Insights from Leaders in Nuclear Energy series.
Her speech was followed by a wide‑ranging conversation with NEA Director‑General Magwood and staff on innovation, safety culture and capacity building in the nuclear sector. The conversation covered the current issues affecting an organisation that promotes nuclear safety, preparation for future nuclear energy technologies and the achievement of a better gender balance in the workforce.
"Safety comes first, now and always," President Velshi said. "Good safety drives good performance so we must regularly seek feedback from our employees because safety culture is an ongoing journey and is a vital part of building trust."