Lisa McBride – COMING SOON
Country Leader, Small Modular Reactors at GE Hitachi
Lisa is the Country Leader, GE Hitachi’s SMR Canada
business. In her role, Lisa provides the vision & strategy
to lead the deployment and implementation of the
BWRX-300 SMR in Canada. She leads the collaboration
with customers, Canadian government, industry, and
partners and provides leadership and oversight of the
GEH SMR Canada business operations.
Lisa has over 18 years’ experience in the nuclear
industry, starting her career with Ontario Power Generation. Her drive and commitment
have propelled her into several key leadership roles in both nuclear and corporate
functions. Lisa’s diverse experiences have positioned her to engage in several critical
initiatives, where her experience across the business has resulted in her leadership of
several multi-disciplinary teams. Lisa holds a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership from
the University of Guelph.
Lisa McBride is also the President of Women in Nuclear (WiN) Canada. In this role, Lisa
provides vision, strategic direction, and oversight of the day-to-day operations of WiN
Canada, an organization comprised of over 4,000 members across Canada. In addition to
her role with WiN Canada, Lisa holds a seat on the WiN Global Board of Directors. She
also holds a seat as a Director for the Canadian Nuclear Association board, the
Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries Board of Directors and is the Chair of the
Women for STEM Council at Ontario Tech University.
Work and impact
How is sustainability/social impact integrated in your work?
What are your past and current areas of focus in a few words?
How did you enter this space?
Did you always want to work in the impact space?
What are you most excited about that has been happening in your industry/field for the past few years?
Are there any misconceptions about your profession or industry?
Life and aspirations
What does a typical workday look like for you? What’s your work-life balance like?
What parts of your job do you find most challenging?
What’s next for you, what are your long-term goals (if you have any)?
Advice for the next generations
What are 3 key skills required in your position?
Whether it’s from your own path or the ones from your colleagues and friends who have a similar profession, how important is it to have a specific degree to be able to work in your industry/profession?
What are some personal characteristics that you value in someone you’re interviewing/working with?
Knowing what you know now, would you have done something differently with respect to your career? If not, why and what is your best life or career advice for youth?