Kathryn Jackson

Board member

Personal Information

Age 61   |   Independent

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Director since:  2017

Citizenship: American

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

Key Skills and Experience

  • Uranium / nuclear
  • Safety, health and environment / corporate responsibility
  • Risk oversight
  • Operational excellence
  • Human resources and executive compensation
  • Capital projects


As of April 5, 2019

Kate Jackson is a corporate director. She is the former senior vice-president and chief technology officer of RTI International Metals Inc. (from 2014 to 2015) and previously she served as 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 chaired the ISO New England Inc. board from 2008 to 2014. ISO New England Inc. is an independent non-profit regional transmission organization serving a number of Eastern US states. Kate is a member of Carnegie Mellon University School of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council and the advisory board of the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Centre. She is a member of the University of Pittsburgh Engineering School Board of Visitors. Since joining the board of Portland General Electric Company in 2014, Kate has served as a member of its compensation committee for the full tenure.

Board and Committee Membership and Attendance

As of December 31, 2018

    2018 Attendance
2018 Voting Results Board and Committee Membership Regular Special Overall
96.4% votes for Board of directors 8 of 8 3 of 3 100%
3.6% votes withheld Human resources and compensation 5 of 5 1 of 1 100%
  Nominating, corporate governance and risk  5 of 5 2 of 2 100%
  Safety, health and environment 3 of 3 1 of 1 100%

Other Public Company Boards in the Past Five Years

Portland General Electric Company (NYSE)   2014 to present
Hydro One Limited (TSX)   2015 to 2018
Rice Energy, Inc. (NYSE)   April to November 2017

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


18,671 18,671 $ 289,027 1.4x 1.4x
2017 90 9,733 9,823 $ 114,049    
Change (90) 8,938 8,848 $ 174,978    

1.  For evaluating compliance with Cameco’s share ownership guidelines, Kate’s shares and DSUs held at December 31, 2018 are valued at $289,145, and represent 1.4x the board member retainer of $200,000. Kate has until January 1, 2022 to meet the share ownership guideline target.