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Cavendish Nuclear Elected to the OCNI Board

03 December 2019

Cavendish Nuclear, part of the Babcock International Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine O’Reilly to the board of the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI).

Catherine O’Reilly provides HR leadership for Cavendish Nuclear and Babcock in Canada, and her appointment was officially announced last week on November 28th at OCNI’s AGM and Awards Dinner.

Catherine’s focus is on establishing the Company as an employer of choice within the Canadian marine, aviation and nuclear sectors. She has launched several forward thinking HR initiatives and was recognized as a top employer for the National Capital Region in 2019.

Catherine brings to the OCNI board global HR best practices and years of experience that will help to contribute towards the development of a Canadian Nuclear labour strategy. One of her focuses will be helping to address the industry’s need for suitably qualified and experienced personnel.

Speaking of her appointment Catherine said:

“I’m thrilled to be joining the OCNI board, and look forward to working in support of strengthening Canada’s nuclear industry.”


Notes to Editors

Cavendish Nuclear
Cavendish Nuclear is a wholly owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group, and is a leading nuclear services company.

The breadth of our expertise means we innovate to deliver nuclear services safer, faster, at lower cost and deliver across all aspects of the nuclear energy life cycle, from design and build, through operations and maintenance, to decommissioning, waste management and remediation.

Babcock Canada Inc.
In the Marine sector, in Canada and around the world, our teams safely and efficiently support complex and critical assets on a large scale. We ensure our customers benefit from increased asset availability, improved efficiency and significantly reduced operating costs.

Our Canadian team is proud to be trusted to deliver key naval in-service support for the Royal Canadian Navy. Since 2008, we have been providing platform design, integration, configuration, management services, and maintenance and waterfront support, ensuring complete lifecycle engineering support for Canada’s fleet of Victoria Class submarines.

In the Aviation sector, we ensure that the aircrew trainees of our partner nations receive the world’s best flying training. We have over 1,300 pilots within Babcock, and work with air forces, navies and armies throughout Europe to deliver world-class technical instruction across multiple locations and aircraft types. Our expertise in each and all the associated support elements ensures the training programme is working as one.

We also deliver vital aerial emergency services around the world. Whether it is fighting forest fires in Portugal, Italy or Canada, or operating emergency fleets of medical helicopters for the Italian or Norwegian governments, Babcock is an essential partner in complex and critical operations around the world.