Canadian Light Source at USask announces appointment of new CEO

Bill Matiko, current Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the CLS, will become the Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately, for a period of five years. 

“After an extensive search, the best candidate turned out to be right here, and we’re extremely pleased that he’s accepted our offer,” said Pierre Lapointe, Chair of the CLS Board of Directors. “Bill has proven he has the leadership skills to guide the CLS through the important next phase of the facilities, to ensure the CLS remains a major contributor to Canadian science, innovation, and the economy.”

As COO, Matiko has effectively led the CLS since September 2021, with full operational oversight and authority. 

“As the CLS enters this next critical phase, with the major linear accelerator upgrade that will ensure its continued leadership in the global synchrotron community, we believe Bill is in the best position to ensure the continuity of leadership and excellent management of this important University of Saskatchewan national resource,” said Dr. Baljit Singh, USask vice-president, research. 

Read more on the CLS website

Image: Bill Matiko, newly appointed CEO of the Canadian Light Source (CLS)

Credit: CLS