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Chad Richards

Senior Director of Policy & Partnerships, Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII)


Chad is the Senior Director of Policy & Partnerships at the Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII). Through this work Chad seeks opportunities to for the nuclear industry to collaborate with communities, governments, and other sectors on decarbonization and other projects. Programs under Chad’s purview also produce original research and thought leadership on the role of nuclear in a clean economy.

Prior to joining NII, Chad worked at the federal and provincial levels of government. He spent nearly 8 years working on Parliament Hill and served as a Senior Advisor to the Associate Minister of Energy in Ontario.

The MPM program has truly helped me in my career on Parliament Hill, at Queen’s Park, and now in the private sector. It has provided me with an incredible amount of knowledge on political processes, the foundations of government, and strategies, as well as a number of practical skills that I now use every day.

Last Revision: June 2024