Age 59 | Independent
Tsawwassen, British Columbia
Director since: 2016
Don was appointed to Cameco’s board in January 2016. He brings many years of experience as a business executive in Canada’s resource industry to the Cameco board as well as valuable insights into emerging Asian markets where Cameco does business.
- CEO experience
- Executive compensation
- Safety, health and environment
- Mergers and acquisitions
As of March 10, 2017
Don Kayne has been the president and CEO of Canfor Corporation since May 2011. He has also been the CEO of Canfor Pulp Products Incorporated since September 2012.
Don has spent his entire career at Canfor, starting out as a regional sales representative in 1979. Prior to being appointed CEO, Don spent 10 years as Canfor’s vice president of sales and marketing, and is one of the lead architects of the market for British Columbia lumber in China. Don’s work growing markets for Canfor products around the world has provided him with deep connections to markets and customers in every region Canfor serves.
Don is a director of the Bi-National Softwood Lumber Council, Forest Products Association of Canada, Council of Forest Industries, Alberta Forest Products Association and the BC Lumber Trade Council. Don is vice chair of the Bi-National Softwood Lumber Council and serves as chair of its programs committee. He is an audit committee member and the former board chair of the Forest Products Association of Canada. He is also chair of the charitable organization Educating Girls of Rural China Foundation, which works to transform the lives of women and communities in rural areas of western China by providing access to education.
Board and Committee Membership and Attendance
As of December 31, 2016
|2016 Voting Results||Board and Committee Membership||In Person||Teleconference||Overall|
|99.0% for||Board of directors||5 of 5||5 of 5||100%|
|1.0% withheld||Human resources and compensation||3 of 3||100%|
|Reserves oversight||1 of 1||100%|
|Safety, health and environment||3 of 3||100%|
Don was appointed to three committees in May 2016. He also attended 6 committee meetings from February through May as part of his director orientation.
Other Public Company Boards and Committee Memberships
As of December 31, 2016
|Year||Cameco Shares||DSUs||Total Shares & DSUs||Total value of Shares & DSUs||Meets share ownership targets|
|2016||––||14,911||14,911||$ 209,346||On track (34%)|
|Don has until January 2021 to acquire shares and DSUs to meet his target|
For share ownership compliance, Don's shares and DSUs held at December 31, 2016 are valued at $ 217,790.