Paris, 23 July 2007

Janice Dunn Lee appointed new Deputy Director-General of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

The OECD Secretary-General, Mr. Angel Gurría, is pleased to announce the appointment of Janice Dunn Lee as Deputy Director-General of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA). Ms. Dunn Lee took up her duties at the NEA on 23 July 2007.

Ms. Dunn Lee brings to the NEA over thirty years of experience in the nuclear regulatory field. As Director of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Office of International Programmes since 1999, Ms. Dunn Lee has managed American international co-operative programmes in nuclear technology and materials, the import and export licensing of these materials and radioactive waste safety.

Prior to becoming Director of the NRC Office of International Programmes, Ms. Dunn Lee held a series of progressively responsible positions at the NRC. These included being Senior Assistant for international nuclear policy to four successive NRC Chairs. As such, she provided policy advice on nuclear safety assistance, safeguards, non-proliferation, import and export licensing matters and national security issues. Ms. Dunn Lee has also participated in programmes to assist several former republics of the Soviet Union to protect, control and account for their nuclear materials.

Ms. Dunn Lee holds a B.A. in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.A. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.


News media contact:

Ms. Cynthia Gannon-Picot 
Head, External Relations and Public Affairs
OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
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NEA membership consists of 30 OECD countries. The mission of the NEA is to assist its member countries in maintaining and further developing, through international co-operation, the scientific, technological and legal bases required for a safe, environmentally friendly and economical use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. The NEA also provides authoritative assessments and forges common understandings on key issues, as input to government decisions on nuclear energy policy and to broader OECD policy analyses in areas such as energy and sustainable development. The information, data and analyses it provides draw on one of the best international networks of technical experts.