John Gorman

John Gorman

President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Nuclear Association

John Gorman is the President & CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA). In this position, he oversees all of the organization’s activities including government affairs, research, communications and industry leadership.

Before joining CNA, John was the President & CEO of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), the national trade association for Canada’s solar energy industries. Immediately prior to that role he served as Senior Vice President of Empower Energies, an innovative, global integrator of energy systems.

John served as Canada’s Designate to the International Energy Agency (Executive Committee – PVPS), and is a founding member of the Canadian Council on Renewable Energy (CanCORE). He has served as a director on the boards of numerous community and corporate organizations, including one of the nation’s largest electric utilities.

John has been recognized as one of Canada’s CLEAN50 and is the recipient of the “40 Under 40” business award for excellence in business practices. He was awarded the designation of Climate Project Ambassador by Nobel Laureate Al Gore in 2008. 



Sessions with this Speaker

Faceoff: The Energy Panacea?

  • Energy Transformation
As universal energy demands rise alongside escalating climate concerns, active pursuit of the clean energy transformation has begun. Despite well-intentioned policy initiatives, significant investment in renewables and rapidly growing awareness of the perils posed by climate change, we are yet to witness a meaningful shift in the global energy nor are we anywhere close to achieving the Paris commitments.

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Peter Tertzakian Executive Director, ARC Energy Research Institute
John Gorman President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Nuclear Association
Steve Laut Executive Vice-Chairman, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.
Josée Guibord Chief Executive Officer, Evolugen by Brookfield Renewable
Catherine Abreu Executive Director, Climate Action Network Canada