Kathryn J. Jackson

Board member

Personal Information

Age 59   |   Independent

Sewickley, Pennsylvania

Director since:  January 1, 2017

Citizenship: United States

Kate was appointed to Cameco’s board in January 2017. She brings extensive senior management and board experience in highly technical industries including nuclear power generation, and has worked on both the utility and supplier side of the industry.


  • Nuclear industry
  • Risk management
  • Operational excellence
  • Technology


As of April 27, 2017

Kate Jackson has been a corporate director since 2008. She is the former senior vice-president and chief technology officer of RTI International Metals Inc. (from 2014 to 2015) and prior to that, senior vice-president and chief technology officer for Westinghouse Electric Company (from 2008 to 2014), which included responsibility for sustainability and environment, health and safety. She has held various senior positions at the Tennessee Valley Authority and Alcoa Corporation.

Kate received a doctorate and a master’s degree in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University. She also holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering management from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Grove City College.

Kate serves on the board of directors of HydroOne Limited, one of North America's largest electricity delivery companies based in Ontario and Portland General Electric, a public utility based on Portland, Oregon. In April 2017, she was appointed to the board of Rice Energy, Inc., an independent natural gas and oil company focused on acquisition, exploration, and development of natural gas and oil properties in the Appalachian Basin. Kate chaired the ISO New England Inc. board from 2008 to 2014. ISO New England Inc. is an independent nonprofit regional transmission organization serving a number of Eastern US states. Kate is a member of Carnegie Mellon University School of Engineering and the Dean’s Advisory Council and sits on the advisory board of the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Centre.

Board and Committee Membership and Attendance

As of December 31, 2016

    2016 Attendance
2016 Voting Results Board and Committee Membership In Person Teleconference Overall
n/a Kathryn has not yet been appointed to any committee.
Since her appointment on January 1, 2017, she has been attending all committee meetings as part of her director orientation. n/a

Other Public Company Boards and Committee Memberships

HydroOne Limited Nominating, Corporate Governance, Public Policy & Regulatory Committee and Health, Safety, Environment and First Nations & Métis Committee
Portland General Electric Compensation and Human Resources Committee and Finance Committee

Securities Held

As of December 31, 2016

Year Cameco Shares DSUs Total Shares & DSUs Total value of Shares & DSUs Meets share ownership targets
2016 90 __ 90 $1,264 Kathryn has until January 2022 to acquire shares and DSUs to meet her target