59 | Independent
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Director since: 2014
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 and risk and our reserves oversight committees.
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 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 (chair*)||4 of 4||100%|
|Reserves oversight (chair)||2 of 2||100%|
*Catherine assumed the role of chair following the 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 6, 2021.
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|
As of December 31, 2020
|Year||Cameco Shares||DSUs||Total Shares
|Market Value of
Shares and DSUs1
|Multiple of 2020
(at market value)
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.