Catherine Gignac

Board Member

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

  • Key Skills and Experience

    • Mining, exploration and operations
    • Financial acumen
    • Investments / mergers and acquisitions
    • 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 is chair of our reserves oversight committee and also serves on two other board committees.


As of March 10, 2020

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).

Catherine was the principal of Catherine Gignac & Associates from 2011 to 2015. She serves as chair of the board of Women in Mining Canada and as a member of the Canadian Securities Administrators’ mining technical monitoring and advisory 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.

Board and Committee Membership and Attendance

As of December 31, 2019

    2019 Attendance
2019 Voting Results Board and Committee Membership Regular Special Overall
99.7% votes for Board of directors 7 of 7 1 of 1 100%
0.3% votes withheld Audit and finance 4 of 4   100%
  Nominating, corporate governance and risk* 2 of 2   100%
  Reserves oversight (chair) 2 of 2 1 of 1 100%
  Safety, health, and environment* 2 of 2 1 of 1 100%

* Catherine joined the nominating, corporate governance and risk committee, and left the safety, health and environment committee, in May 2019.

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
St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd. (TSX)   2011 to 2015

Securities Held

As of December 31, 2019

Year Cameco Shares DSUs Total Shares
 and DSUs
Market Value of
Shares and DSUs
Multiple of 2019
Annual Retainer
Share Ownership
Guidance Compliant1
2019 15,000 36,525 51,525 $ 594,599 3.0x Yes
2018 15,000 36,290 51,290 $ 793,969    
Change –– 235 235 ($ 199,371)    

1.  For evaluating compliance with Cameco’s share ownership guidelines, Catherine’s shares and DSUs held at December 31, 2019 are valued at $778,790 and represent 3.9x the board member retainer of $200,000.