Don Kayne

Board member

Personal Information

Age 59   |   Independent

Tsawwassen, British Columbia

Director since:  2016

Citizenship: Canadian

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
  • International
  • 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 Attendance
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


Securities Held

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
Change –– 14,911 14,911 $ 209,346  

For share ownership compliance, Don's shares and DSUs held at December 31, 2016 are valued at $ 217,790.