Kathryn Jackson

Board member

Personal Information

Age 60   |   Independent

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Director since:  2017

Citizenship: American

Kate was appointed to Cameco’s board in January 2017 and serves of three of our board committees. 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 6, 2018

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 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.

Board and Committee Membership and Attendance

As of December 31, 2017

    2017 Attendance
2017 Voting Results Board and Committee Membership Regular Special Overall
97.3% for Board of directors 8 of 8 1 of 1 100%
2.7% withheld Human resources and compensation 5 of 5   100%
  Nominating, corporate governance and risk  4 of 4 1 of 1 100%
  Safety, health and environment 3 of 4   75%

Kate was appointed to three committees in May 2017. She also attended committee meetings from February through May as part of her director orientation.

Other Public Company Boards in the Past Five Years
and Current Committee Memberships

Hydro One Limited (TSX) Nominating, corporate governance, public policy & regulatory, Health, safety, environment and First Nations & Metis 2015 to present
Portland General Electric Company (NYSE) Compensation and human resources, Finance 2014 to present
Rice Energy, Inc. (NYSE)   April to November 2017

Securities Held

As of December 31, 2017

Year Cameco Shares DSUs Total Shares
 and DSUs
Total Value of
Shares and DSUs
Multiple of 2017
Annual Retainer
Ownership Guidance Compliance1
2017 90 9,733 9,823 $ 114,049 0.6x 0.6x
2016 90


90 $    1,264    
Change –– 9,733 9,733 $ 112,785    

1.  For share ownership compliance, Kate's shares and DSUs held at December 31, 2017 are valued at $122,597.