John MacKinnon

President
AMEC PPA Nuclear

John Mackinnon is responsible for Amec Foster Wheeler’s nuclear operations in the Americas, with almost 900 staff spread across more than 15 offices. The organisation supports the majority of the nuclear utilities in North America and a number in Europe and Asia in areas of expertise that include operational and on-site support, engineering and safety analysis, licensing, design, program and project management. John has approximately 25 years’ experience in the Canadian nuclear industry, 16 in senior management roles. Dr. Mackinnon was appointed to his present position in 2014. Previous roles include Vice President, Engineering, upon the formation AMEC NSS Engineering Division in 2006, Vice President Technical Support Services, and Business Director. John has a passion for activities supporting the development of young graduates, such as the formation of his organisation’s Graduate Trainee Program, and participation on the UNENE Board for more than a decade. John obtained his B.Sc. (Eng.) from Queen’s University and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.