- BA and a law degree from the University of Saskatchewan
- Over 25 years of legal and senior leadership experience
Tim Gitzel was appointed chief executive officer of Cameco on July 1, 2011.
Tim joined Cameco in January 2007 as senior vice-president and chief operating officer. He was subsequently appointed president on May 14, 2010.
Tim has extensive experience in Canadian and international uranium mining activities through more than 25 years of senior management and legal experience. Prior to joining Cameco, he was executive vice-president, mining business unit for AREVA based in Paris, France with responsibility for global uranium, gold, exploration and decommissioning operations in 11 countries. He also served as president and chief executive officer for AREVA's Canadian subsidiary.
Tim was born and raised in Saskatchewan, graduated from the College of Arts & Science and the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan in 1990. He served as a lawyer with the firm MacPherson, Leslie and Tyerman in Saskatoon.
Tim sits on the board of The Mosaic Company as well as Washington based Nuclear Energy Institute. Tim recently completed his service as chair of the World Nuclear Association, was co-chair of the 2013 Mastercard Memorial Cup and is currently a governor with Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan. He serves on the advisory council of the Edwards School of Business and the University of Saskatchewan Law School. He is a past president of the Saskatchewan Mining Association, and has served on the boards of Mining Association of Canada, the Canadian Nuclear Association, Sask Energy and the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce. Tim was co-chair of the Royal Care campaign raising funds for the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, and served as vice-president, communications for the 2010 World Junior Hockey Championships.
He was named one of the 100 Alumni of Influence from the University of Saskatchewan in 2007, is a recipient of the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal.