Catherine Gignac

Board Member

Personal Information

56 | Independent 

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Director since: 2014

Citizenship: Canadian

Catherine’s extensive career as a mining equity research analyst and geologist, and experience in project value analysis and mergers and acquisitions expand the range of the board’s skills. She is chair of our reserves oversight committee and also serves on two other board committees. 


  • Mining, exploration and operations
  • Investment industry
  • Mineral resource estimation
  • Project value analysis


As of April 6, 2018

Catherine Gignac has been a corporate director since 2011. She has more than 30 years of experience in capital markets and the mining industry. Catherine has held senior positions as a mining equity research analyst with leading global brokerage firms and independent boutiques. She has extensive experience in project value and investment analysis, and spent her early working years as a geologist.

Catherine is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, the CFA Institute, the Mineral Resource Analyst Group, the Canadian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).

Catherine was the principal of Catherine Gignac & Associates from 2011 to 2015. She volunteers with the Canadian Securities Administrators’ mining technical advisory and monitoring committee, the convention planning committee for the PDAC, Women in Mining Canada, and Crohn's & Colitis Canada.

Board and Committee Membership and Attendance

As of December 31, 2017

    2017 Attendance
2017 Voting Results Board and Committee Membership Regular Special Overall
97.4% for Board of directors 8 of 8 1 of 1 100%
2.6% withheld Audit and finance 6 of 6


  Reserves oversight (chair) 2 of 2 2 of 2 100%
  Safety, health, and environment 4 of 4   100%

Other Public Company Boards in the Past Five Years
and Current Committee Memberships

Corvus Gold Inc. (TSX) Board chair, Compensation, Corporate governance and nominating 2013 to present
Trevali Mining Corporation(TSX)   2012 to 2017
St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd. (TSX)   2011 to 2015
Azul Ventures Inc. (TSXV)   2012 to 2013

Securities Held

As of December 31, 2017

Year Cameco Shares DSUs Total Shares
 and DSUs
Total Value of
Shares and DSUs
Multiple of 2017
Annual Retainer
Ownership Guidance Compliance1
2017 15,000 27,508 42,508 $ 493,520 2.5x 3.3x
2016 15,000 17,266 32,266 $ 453,012    
Change –– 10,242 10,242 $   40,508    

1.  For share ownership compliance, Catherine's shares and DSUs held at December 31, 2017 are valued at $655,795.