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 Moltex Energy Limited as Chief Operating Officer in the UK, before moving to Canada to set up the North American business. Rory began his career as an award-winning project manager at the Bouygues group, running £50m+ projects. With a passion for delivering clean, low-cost energy to the world, he co-founded Energy Process Developments Ltd to pursue advanced nuclear and led a government-funded feasibility study on the development of a prototype molten salt reactor. Rory sat on the IAEA MSR advisory committee and was a Forbes 30 Under 30 Standout. He obtained a 1st class honours in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from Trinity College Dublin and a degree in Mechanical Design Engineering from INSA 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...

Moltex’s Board of Directors is made up of the following individuals:

José Emeterio Gutiérrez

Position: Chair

José Emeterio Gutiérrez has served as President and CEO at Westinghouse Electric Company between 2016 and 2019 and as Senior Vice President of Nuclear Fuel between 2012 and 2016. In his more than 35 years of experience in the nuclear industry, he has worked in every country that operates nuclear power plants. José’s experience in nuclear fuel and in leading a reactor vendor developing multiple complex designs across many jurisdictions will be invaluable to Moltex.

José Emeterio Gutiérrez

Chair

José Emeterio Gutiérrez has served as President and CEO at...

Ian Scott

Position: Director

Ian Scott is 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

Director

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

Rory O’Sullivan

Position: Director

Rory O’Sullivan is the Chief Executive Officer at Moltex. He joined Moltex Energy Limited as Chief Operating Officer in the UK, before moving to Canada to set up the North American business. Rory began his career as an award-winning project manager at the Bouygues group, running £50m+ projects. With a passion for delivering clean, low-cost energy to the world, he co-founded Energy Process Developments Ltd to pursue advanced nuclear and led a government-funded feasibility study on the development of a prototype molten salt reactor. Rory sat on the IAEA MSR advisory committee and was a Forbes 30 Under 30 Standout. He obtained a 1st class honours in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from Trinity College Dublin and a degree in Mechanical Design Engineering from INSA Lyon in France.

Rory O’Sullivan

Director

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

Xabier Ruiz

Position: Non-Executive Director

Xabier Ruiz has been the Nuclear Services Director at IDOM Engineering Consulting & Architecture since 2014. Under his charge, the IDOM Nuclear Services department has worked on more than 300 projects. Xabier is responsible for doubling the department’s client list and activities, gaining a presence in 21 countries. He leads a team of 300 people across seven offices in North America and Europe. Xabier earned a MSc in Industrial Engineering in 2004 and completed the Executive General Management Programme by IESE Business School in 2016.

Xabier Ruiz

Non-Executive Director

Xabier Ruiz has been the Nuclear Services Director at IDOM Engineering...

John Mauti

Position: Non-Executive Director

John Mauti capped a 30-year career with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) by serving as the utility’s Chief Financial Officer. His leadership enabled OPG to excel in a variety of challenging industry and organizational transformations, by ensuring stable financial performance and sufficient capital to explore growth areas for clean technology. He brings acute knowledge of the energy industry in Ontario, home to 18 of Canada’s 19 active nuclear reactors. His work with OPG has made him a regular witness in regulatory hearings with both the Ontario Energy Board and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.

John Mauti

Non-Executive Director

John Mauti capped a 30-year career with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) by serving...

Joe St. Julian

Position: Non-Executive Director

Joe St. Julianis the President, Nuclear at SNC-Lavalin, and cements the strategic partnership, announced in April 2022, between Moltex and SNC-Lavalin, a fully integrated professional services and project management company. Joe brings 30 years of senior leadership experience, with a diverse background in construction, project controls, project management, strategic planning and commercial management in the nuclear sector, as well as in the oil and gas, power, civil and government sectors.

Joe St. Julian

Non-Executive Director

Joe St. Julianis the President, Nuclear at SNC-Lavalin, and cements the...

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