Catherine Gignac

Board Member

Personal Information

55 | 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 March 10, 2017

Catherine Gignac is 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, including NCP Northland Capital Partners from 2009 to 2011. 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 served on the board of St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd. from 2011 to 2015 and the board of Azul Ventures Inc. from 2012 to 2013. She 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 and Crohn's & Colitis Canada.

Board and Committee Membership and Attendance

As of December 31, 2016

    2016 Attendance
2016 Voting Results Board and Committee Membership In Person Teleconference Overall*
99.1% for Board of directors 5 of 5 5 of 5 100%
0.9% withheld Audit and finance 5 of 5 1 of 1 100%
  Reserves oversight (chair) 2 of 2 1 of 1 100%
  Safety, health, and environment 3 of 3   100%

Other Public Company Boards and Committee Memberships

Corvus Gold Inc.

Board chair, Compensation, Corporate governance and nominating

Trevali Mining Corporation Audit, Nominating and corporate governance, Sustainability

Securities Held

As of December 31, 2016

Year Cameco Shares DSUs Total Shares & DSUs Total value of Shares & DSUs Meets share ownership targets
2016 15,000 17,266 32,266 $ 453,012 On track (83%)
Catherine has until January 2021
to acquire additional shares and 
DSUs to meet her target
2015 3,000 9,998 12,998 $ 221,869
Change 12,000 7,268 19,268 $ 231,143  

For share ownership compliance, Catherine's shares and DSUs held at December 31, 2016 are valued at $533,339.