Neil McMillan

Chair of the Board

Personal Information

65 |  Independent  |  Chair of the board 

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Director since: 2002

Citizenship: Canadian

Neil has been a Cameco director for 14 years. He brings extensive business, industry and senior executive experience to the board. He serves as chair of the Cameco board and is an ex-officio member of each of the five board committees.


  • CEO experience
  • Executive compensation
  • Government relations
  • Investment industry
  • Mining
  • Risk management


As of March 10, 2017

Neil McMillan is the former president and CEO of Claude Resources Inc., a Saskatchewan-based gold mining company. Neil previously served on the board of Atomic Energy Canada Ltd., a Canadian government nuclear reactor production and services company and currently serves on the board of Shore Gold Inc.

Neil holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and is a former member of the Saskatchewan legislature. Neil’s CEO experience gives the board access to a ground level view of many of the daily mining risks and opportunities faced by Cameco. His background as an investment adviser and legislator, and his knowledge of the political and business environment in Saskatchewan, are valuable when the board is reviewing investment opportunities. In addition to his extensive experience as a senior executive, he has served on the compensation and audit committees of other public company boards. Neil served as a director of Philom Bios Inc. from 1997 to 2003 and as a director of Claude Resources Inc. from 1995 to 2014.

Board and Committee Membership and Attendance

As of December 31, 2016

    2016 Attendance
2016 Voting Results Board and Committee Membership In Person Teleconference Overall*

98.5% for
1.5% withheld

Board of directors (chair) 5 of 5 5 of 5 100%

* As board chair, Neil also attended all 25 committee meetings as an ex-officio member.

Other Public Company Boards and Committee Memberships

Shore Gold Inc. Audit, Compensation

Securities Held

As of December 31, 2016

Year Cameco Shares DSUs Total Shares & DSUs Total value of Shares & DSUs Meets share ownership targets
2016 600 66,064 66,664 $ 935,967 Yes (115%)
2015 600 64,157 64,757 $ 1,105,406  
Change –– 1,907 1,907 $ (169,439)  

For share ownership compliance, Neil's shares and DSUs held at December 31, 2016 are valued at $1,729,600.