Donald Deranger

Board Member

Personal Information

63 | Independent 

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Canada

Director since: 2009

Citizenship: Canadian

Donald’s experience as a contractor in northern Saskatchewan and a leader in the Saskatchewan indigenous community provides a rich, valuable and unique perspective to Cameco’s board and his work on three of our board committees.

Key Skills and Experience

  • Board / corporate governance
  • Stakeholder relations / government / public policy
  • Safety, health and environment / corporate responsibility
  • Uranium / nuclear


As of April 5, 2019

Donald Deranger is an advisor to the Athabasca Basin Development Corporation and non-executive chair of the board of Points Athabasca Contracting Limited Partnership, a northern Saskatchewan indigenous contractor that does business with Cameco. He is also a governance advisor to Fond Du Lac, a Dené Nation located in the Athabasca Basin.

Donald is the past president of Learning Together, a non-profit indigenous organization that works to build relationships with the mining industry, and he continues to assist in an ex-officio capacity. He was the Athabasca vice chief of the Prince Albert Grand Council from 2003 to 2012. Donald serves as a director of the Sylvia Fedorchuk Centre for Nuclear Innovation since 2014. He also served as a director of the Tazi Twe Hydroelectric Project from 2014 to 2016.

An award-winning leader in the Saskatchewan indigenous community, Donald brings to the board a deep understanding of the culture and peoples of northern Saskatchewan where our richest assets are located.

Board and Committee Membership and Attendance

As of December 31, 2018

    2018 Attendance
2018 Voting Results Board and Committee Membership Regular Special Overall
99.4% for Board of directors 8 of 8 3 of 3 100%
0.6% withheld Nominating, corporate governance and risk* 3 of 3   100%
  Reserves oversight 2 of 2 1 of 1 100%
  Safety, health, and environment 3 of 3 3 of 3 100%

* Donald joined the nominating, corporate governance and risk committee in May 2018.

Other Public Company Boards in the Past Five Years


Securities Held

As of December 31, 2018

Year Cameco Shares DSUs Total Shares
 and DSUs
Total Value of
Shares and DSUs
Multiple of 2018
Annual Retainer
Share Ownership
Guidance Compliant1
2018 –– 59,374 59,374 $ 919,110 4.6x Yes
2017 –– 51,246 51,246 $ 594,964    
Change –– 8,128 8,128 $ 324,146    

1.  For evaluating compliance with Cameco’s share ownership guidelines, Donald’s shares and DSUs held at December 31, 2018 are valued at $1,126,981 and represent 5.6x the board member retainer of $200,000.