Catherine Gignac

Board Chair

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

November 30, 2023: Cameco Board Appoints New Chair

Read announcement here.

  • Key Skills and Experience

    • Governance
    • Investor relations
    • Mining operations and exploration
    • Financial acumen
    • Risk governance
  • 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 is chair of our nominating, corporate governance and risk committee and also serves on two other board committees.


As of March 13, 2023

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 received a bachelor of science degree in geology (honours) from McMaster University. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, the Canadian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy, and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) and is a past chair of the board of Women in Mining Canada where she served from 2018 to 2021. She served as a member of the Canadian Securities Administrators’ mining technical advisory and monitoring committee (CSA MTAMC) until October 2020. She holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Catherine serves as a director of OceanaGold Corporation and on three of its board committees including as chair of the governance and nominations committee. 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 and was the principal of Catherine Gignac & Associates from 2011 to 2015.

Board and Committee Membership and Attendance

As of December 31, 2022

    2022 Attendance
2022 Voting Results Board and Committee Membership Regular Special Overall
96.4% votes for Board of directors 7 of 7 7 of 7 100%
  Audit and finance 5 of 5   100%
  Nominating, corporate governance and risk (chair)  4 of 4 1 of 1 100%
  Technical 3 of 3   100%

Other Public Company Boards in the Past Five Years

OceanaGold Corporation (TSX)   2019 to present
Corvus Gold Inc. (TSX)   2013 to 2019

Securities Held

As of December 31, 2022

Year Cameco Shares DSUs Total Shares
 and DSUs
Market Value of
Shares and DSUs1
Multiple of 2022
Annual Retainer
(at market value)
Share Ownership
Guideline Compliant2
2022 20,000 36,973 56,973 $ 1,748,509 8.7x Yes
2021 20,000 36,831 56,831 $ 1,567,399    
Change - 142 142 $    181,110    

1.  Based on total holdings calculated using $30.69 for 2022 and $27.58 for 2021, the closing prices of Cameco shares on the last trading day of the year on the TSX.
2  For evaluating compliance with Cameco’s share ownership guidelines, Catherine’s shares and DSUs held at December 31, 2022 are valued at $1,748,573 and represent 8.7x the board member retainer of $200,000.