Our team

The Moltex team brings together the best and brightest from around the world.

Moltex’s management team is made up of the following individuals:

Ian Scott

Position: Chief Scientist
Ian Scott is the Chief Scientist at Moltex. He and John Durham co-founded Moltex Energy Limited in 2012, bemused by how nuclear energy had gone from being “too cheap to meter” to too expensive to afford, and determined to remedy this flaw. Ian attended Cambridge University to study nuclear physics but was seduced during his first year by the excitement of the biological sciences and made his career in this field. He was Chief Scientist at Unilever PLC for 25 years, and left to found Synergy Biosystems, an entrepreneurial drug discovery company, before turning his attention back to nuclear.

Ian Scott

Chief Scientist

Ian Scott is the Chief Scientist at Moltex. He and...

Rory O’Sullivan

Position: Chief Executive Officer

Rory O’Sullivan is the Chief Executive Officer at Moltex. He joined the company as Chief Operating Officer in the UK in 2015, before moving to Canada in 2018 to expand its operations into North America. Under his leadership, the company has not only made innovative technological advances, but also secured government funding and essential support from industry as well as community and Indigenous groups. By attracting the right talent and partnerships, he has re-tooled Moltex to move from concept design to engineering design of its flagship reactor, with the goal of commercial operations in New Brunswick, and expanded rollout soon after.

Rory began his career as a project manager at the Bouygues group, garnering awards for construction projects in London and for building housing capacity in Haiti. With a vision for delivering clean, low-cost energy to the world, he co-founded Energy Process Developments Ltd to pursue advanced nuclear power generation and led a government-funded feasibility study on the development of a prototype molten salt reactor. Rory sat on the International Atomic Energy Agency’s advisory committee on molten salt reactors and was a Forbes 30 Under 30 Standout. He obtained 1st-class honours in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from Trinity College Dublin and a degree in Mechanical Design Engineering from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon in France.

Rory O’Sullivan

Chief Executive Officer

Rory O’Sullivan is the Chief Executive Officer at Moltex. He...

Paddy Aling

Position: Chief Financial Officer

Paddy Aling joined Moltex in February 2020, having spent the previous 18 months in Uganda in Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer roles across multiple companies on a consultancy basis. Prior to this, Paddy spent eight years at Deloitte in London, becoming a chartered accountant while in the audit practice and spending his last two years in Advisory Corporate Finance, where he worked extensively with the Moltex team. Paddy has a degree in Business Management and Spanish from the University of Manchester. He is originally from Kent, UK and his passions include languages, animal conservation and most sports.

Paddy Aling

Chief Financial Officer

Paddy Aling joined Moltex in February 2020, having spent the...

Guy Anderson

Position: Chief Nuclear Officer

Guy Anderson is the Chief Nuclear Engineer at Moltex, bringing 35 years of experience in nuclear engineering and nuclear power station operations and management. Before joining Moltex, Guy held roles supporting the UK nuclear regulator and the UK power reactor fleet, most recently through his own consulting company. Prior to this, Guy worked at UK nuclear power stations, including as a licensed operator at the Sizewell B PWR and culminating in the role of Engineering Manager at the Heysham 2 AGR. Guy has a BSc in nuclear engineering from the University of Manchester and a PhD in nuclear power technology strategy from Manchester Business School. He is a Chartered Engineer and lives in North Lancashire, UK with his wife and three children.

Guy Anderson

Chief Nuclear Officer

Guy Anderson is the Chief Nuclear Engineer at Moltex, bringing 35 years of experience in...

Michael England

Position: Chief Operating Officer

Michael England is Moltex’s Chief Operating Officer, responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the company, including growing the team and overseeing the development of the SSR-W and WATSS technologies. Prior to joining Moltex, Michael worked at Ontario Power Generation (OPG) as Director of Nuclear Decommissioning Strategy. Before this, he was part of OPG’s Darlington Unit 2 refurbishment team, and involved in the development of OPG’s vision, growth strategy, and Ontario Long-Term Energy Plan strategy. Previously, Michael was Ontario’s Director of Energy Supply and Economics where he worked with government, industry and the public to develop and implement energy policy. Michael has an MBA from Western’s Ivey Business School and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Toronto.

Michael England

Chief Operating Officer

Michael England is Moltex’s Chief Operating Officer, responsible for leading...

Erin Polka

Position: Vice President, Communications

Erin Polka is the Vice President, Communications at Moltex. She brings two decades of marketing, communications and media management experience, as well as a passion for effective storytelling. Prior to joining the company, Erin was Director of Communications at the Canadian Nuclear Association, where she led a comprehensive communications strategy, increasing the association’s visibility and impact. Before this, she worked at a web analytics company as Marketing Director. Erin has a BA in Communication Studies from Concordia University and a Certificate in Digital Analytics from the University of British Columbia. She sits on the Atlantica Centre for Energy board, and previously sat on the boards of the Maritimes Energy Association and Women in Nuclear Canada. Erin lives in Cumberland, Ontario with her husband and two daughters.

Erin Polka

Vice President, Communications

Erin Polka is the Vice President, Communications at Moltex. She...

Tristan Jackson

Position: Vice President, Corporate Development

Tristan Jackson is Vice President, Corporate Development at Moltex. He is a life-long advocate for sustainability and reducing carbon emissions, as well as a serial entrepreneur, having co-founded and grown two successful startups focused on smart grid technologies and the broader energy transition. Between the acquisition of his first startup and launching the second, Tristan served as Global Director of Smart & Distributed Energy at Worley, leading a diverse international team in building microgrids and other advanced, onsite energy systems. Tristan has an MBA with Sustainability Certificate from MIT where he was a Legatum Fellow, and a BA double-major in Psychology and Sociology from Cornell University. He lives with his wife in Ontario, outside Toronto, in a net-zero home they designed and built together.

Tristan Jackson

Vice President, Corporate Development

Tristan Jackson is Vice President, Corporate Development at Moltex. He...

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