Catherine Gignac

Board Member

59 | Independent
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Director since: 2014
Citizenship: Canadian

  • Key Skills and Experience

    • Mining, exploration and operations
    • Financial acumen
    • Investments / mergers and acquisitions
    • Board / corporate governance
    • Investor relations
    • Safety, health and environment /
  • Catherine’s extensive career as a mining equity research analyst and geologist, and experience in project value analysis and mergers and acquisitions, expand the range of skills of Cameco’s board. She serves on three of our board committees and chairs our nominating, corporate governance committee.


As of March 10, 2021

Catherine Gignac is a corporate director. She has more than 30 years of experience in capital markets and the mining industry and has held senior positions as a mining equity research analyst with leading global brokerage firms and independent boutiques. She has extensive experience in project value and investment analysis, and spent her early working years as a geologist.

Catherine is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, the Canadian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy, and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC). She is a past chair of the board of Women in Mining Canada where she served until March 2021. She served as a member of the Canadian Securities Administrators’ mining technical advisory and monitoring committee (CSA MTAMC) until October 2020.

Catherine was the principal of Catherine Gignac & Associates from 2011 to 2015. She served as chair of the public company, Corvus Gold Inc., from 2014 to 2019 and as a member of its board for six years.

Board and Committee Membership and Attendance

As of December 31, 2020

    2020 Attendance
2020 Voting Results Board and Committee Membership Regular Special Overall
99.6% votes for Board of directors 7 of 7 5 of 5 100%
0.4% votes withheld Audit and finance 5 of 5 1 of 1 100%
  Nominating, corporate governance and risk  4 of 4   100%
  Reserves oversight (chair) 2 of 2   100%

Other Public Company Boards in the Past Five Years

OceanaGold Corporation (TSX)   August 2019 to present
Corvus Gold Inc. (TSX)   2013 to March 2019
Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX)   2012 to 2017

Securities Held

As of December 31, 2020

Year Cameco Shares DSUs Total Shares
 and DSUs
Market Value of
Shares and DSUs1
Multiple of 2020
Annual Retainer
(at market value)
Share Ownership
Guideline Compliant2
2020 20,000 36,734 56,734 $ 967,315 4.8x Yes
2019 15,000 36,525 51,525 $ 594,599    
Change 5,000 209 5,209 $ 372,716    

1. Based on total holdings multiplied by the closing price of Cameco common shares on the TSX on December 31: $11.54 (2019) and $17.05 (2020).

2  For evaluating compliance with Cameco’s share ownership guidelines, Catherine’s shares and DSUs held at December 31, 2020 are valued at $992,008 and represent 5.0x the board member retainer of $200,000.