Ian Bruce

Board Chair

Personal Information

65 | Independent 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada 

Director since: 2012 

Citizenship: Canadian

Ian brings a strong finance and investment banking background as well as board, executive, energy sector, and leadership experience to Cameco’s board. He serves as chair of the Cameco board and is a member of each of the five board committees.

Key Skills and Experience

  • Board / corporate governance
  • Financial acumen
  • Investor relations
  • Investments / mergers and acquisitions
  • Risk oversight


As of April 5, 2019

Ian Bruce is a corporate director. He is the former president and CEO of Peters & Co. Limited, an independent investment dealer. He has more than 30 years of experience in investment banking with specialization in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, predominantly in the oil and gas industry.

Ian is a fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta, a recognized Specialist in Valuation under Canadian CPA rules, and a chartered business valuator. He is a past member of the Expert Panel on Securities Regulation for the Minister of Finance of Canada and is also a past board member and chair of the Investment Industry Association of Canada.

Prior to becoming chair in May 2018, Ian was a member of the audit and finance committee and chair of the human resources and compensation committee. Ian is a director of the private company, TriAxon Oil Corp., and is also a member of its audit and compensation committees.

Board and Committee Membership and Attendance

As of December 31, 2018

    2018 Attendance
2018 Voting Results Board and Committee Membership Regular Special Overall
96.3% votes for Board Chair  8 of 8 3 of 3 100%
3.7% votes withheld Audit and finance 2 of 2 2 of 2 100%
  Human resources and compensation (chair) 2 of 2 1 of 1 100%

As board chair since May 2018, Ian attended 15 committee meetings as an ex-officio member. Committee meeting attendance indicated above are for those committees which he served on prior to appointment as chair.

Other Public Company Boards in the Past Five Years

Cona Resources Ltd. (TSX)   2014 to 2018
Logan International Inc. (TSX)   2011 to 2016

Ian was a director of Laricina Energy Limited (Laricina), a junior oil sands private company, from 2013 to 2017. Laricina was under Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada) (CCAA) protection from March 26, 2015 until February 1, 2016, when it exited from CCAA protection. Its restructuring plan was approved by the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench on July 22, 2015.

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 75,000 50,565 125,565 $ 1,943,746 5.2x Yes
2017 75,000 38,446 113,446 $ 1,317,107    
Change –– 12,119 12,119 $ 626,639    

1.  For evaluating compliance with Cameco’s share ownership guidelines, Ian’s shares and DSUs held at December 31, 2018 are valued at $2,573,680 and represent 6.9x the board chair retainer of $375,000.