Hideki Kamide was elected Chair of the GIF Policy Group for the period 2019-2021, succeeding Francois Gauché in this role. He was previously Vice Chair of the Policy Group. He is the Deputy Director General of the Sector for Fast Reactor and Advanced Reactor Research and Development at the Japan Atomic Energy Agency.
Won Seok Park serves as Vice Chair of the GIF Policy Group, supporting the Chair in particular in the area of research infrastructures. He is the Director of the Sodium Fast Reactor Development Agency at KAERI, previously serving as the Director of R&D Coordination and Business Development at KAERI.
Alice Caponiti serves as the interim Vice Chair of the GIF Policy Group, supporting the Chair in the area of regulatory issues. She is currently Director for Nuclear Energy Technologies in the Office of Nuclear Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. Prior to this, she served as a United States representative on the Policy Group since 2017.
Nobuchika Kawasaki became the GIF Policy Director on 1 January 2019, succeeding François Storrer. He is the Assistant Principle Researcher for Foreign Affairs at the Japan Atomic Energy Agency. He has strong experience in fast reactor technology and is very knowledgeable on GIF activities after having served on the OECD/NEA Technical Secretariat Team between July 2016 - July 2018.
Gilles Rodriguez serves as the interim GIF Technical Director. He is a Senior Expert Engineer at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission and has been the Deputy Head of the ASTRID Project Team since 2016. He has broad experience in Generation IV Research and Development, which encompasses fast reactors, liquid metal coolants, safety, hydrogen production and advanced power conversion cycles.