Catherine Gignac

Board Member

60 | 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 nominating, corporate governance and risk committee and also serves on two other board committees.


As of March 11, 2022

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, 2021

    2021 Attendance
2021 Voting Results Board and Committee Membership Regular Special Overall
99.6% votes for Board of directors 7 of 7 1 of 1 100%
  Audit and finance 5 of 5   100%
  Nominating, corporate governance and risk (chair)*  4 of 4   100%
  Reserves oversight (former chair**) 2 of 2   100%

*  Catherine became committee chair in May 2021.
** Catherine left the committee chair position in August 2021.

Other Public Company Boards in the Past Five Years

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

Securities Held

As of December 31, 2021

Year Cameco Shares DSUs Total Shares
 and DSUs
Market Value of
Shares and DSUs1
Multiple of 2021
Annual Retainer
(at market value)
Share Ownership
Guideline Compliant2
2021 20,000 36,831 56,831 $ 1,567,399 7.8x Yes
2020 20,000 36,734 56,734 $ 967,315    
Change - 97 97 $ 600,084    

1.  Based on total holdings multiplied by the closing price of Cameco common shares on the TSX on December 31: $17.05 (2020) and $27.58 (2021).
2  For evaluating compliance with Cameco’s share ownership guidelines, Catherine’s shares and DSUs held at December 31, 2021 are valued at $1,567,664 and represent 7.8x the board member retainer of $200,000.