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Iain is a Senior Business Advisor in Generation Asset Planning with SaskPower. In that capacity, Iain has led SaskPower’s evaluation of many emerging clean energy generation technologies including the feasibility of nuclear power from small modular reactors (SMRs). Iain led the Government of Saskatchewan’s evaluation of nuclear power from 2008 to 2012 and has led the SaskPower team responsible for advancing SMR development and deployment in Saskatchewan since 2013.
Prior to joining SaskPower, Iain served as a Senior Advisor to the Premier of Saskatchewan and Vice President of Crown Sector Initiatives with Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan. In that capacity, Iain played a lead role the development of a number of major innovation projects including Saskatchewan’s Uranium Development Partnership, the establishment of the Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation, the establishment of the Saskatchewan Centre for Cyclotron Science and the development of SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Project – the first and largest commercial demonstration of carbon capture technology on coal fired power generation in the world.
Iain holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies from the University of Saskatchewan and has more than 30 years of experience in public and crown sector management and public policy development at the federal, provincial and municipal levels.