Head of the Department of Management

Deputy Director General of Department of Management


Mary Alice Hayward was appointed Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Management on 5 January 2017. 

From 2009 to 2016, Ms Hayward held the position of Vice President Strategy, Government Affairs and Advocacy for AREVA Inc., a subsidiary of AREVA SA, the world’s largest global nuclear energy company. 

Prior to this, Ms Hayward served in the U.S. Government for over fifteen years in the areas of nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear energy. Ms Hayward served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy and Negotiations at the U.S. Department of State, and on the National Security Council at the White House as Director for Counter Proliferation Strategy. 

Ms Hayward holds a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at Austin, and a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Foreign Languages from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She also holds a Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Engineering and National Academy for Nuclear Training Reactor Technology Certificate.


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