New senior appointment: Daniel Iracane, New NEA Deputy Director‑General and Chief Nuclear Officer

Daniel IracaneThe OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Daniel Iracane as the new Deputy Director‑General and Chief Nuclear Officer of the NEA.

Dr Iracane will support the NEA Director‑General to further enhance the technical excellence of the Agency's work and strive for greater horizontal collaboration both within the NEA and with relevant elements of the OECD. He will represent the NEA and its work in international fora to ensure close co-operation with member countries and act in the Director General’s stead as needed.

Prior to taking up this role, Dr Iracane was the Deputy Director of the International Affairs Division at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). He previously worked at the CEA to optimise nuclear research infrastructure policy within the European community and served as Director of the project to construct the Jules Horowitz Reactor, a new high-performance material testing facility. He has also led research programmes related to radioactive waste and high-energy physics.

A French national, Dr Iracane graduated from the French École Polytechnique and earned a PhD in theoretical physics.

Dr Iracane took up his duties on 2 May 2016.

Last reviewed: 2 May 2016