Kathryn Jackson

kathryn jackson

Board Member

Age 66   |   Independent
Indialantic, Florida, USA
Director since:  2017
Citizenship: American

Key Skills and Experience

  • Operational excellence and safety
  • Business growth and transformation
  • Nuclear industry
  • Capital projects
  • Climate

Kate brings extensive senior management and board experience in highly technical industries, including nuclear power generation, to Cameco’s board and the four committees she sits on, including as chair of the technical committee. She has worked on both the utility and supplier side of the industry.


As of March 11, 2024

Kate Jackson is a corporate director. She is the former senior vice-president and chief technology officer of RTI International Metals Inc. and previously served as senior vice-president and chief technology officer for Westinghouse Electric Company, which included responsibility for sustainability and environment, health and safety. She has held various senior positions at the Tennessee Valley Authority and Alcoa Corporation.

Kate received a doctorate and a master’s degree in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University. She also holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering management from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Grove City College.

Kate chaired the ISO New England Inc. board from 2008 to 2014. ISO New England Inc. is an independent non-profit regional transmission organization serving a number of Eastern US states. Kate is a member of Carnegie Mellon University School of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council, the advisory board of the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Centre and the University of Pittsburgh Engineering School Board of Visitors. She is a member of the compensation committees of the public company boards on which she serves and is chair of the Portland General Electric audit and risk committee and of the EQT Corporation public policy and corporate responsibility committee.

Board and Committee Membership and Attendance

As of December 31, 2023

2023 Attendance*
2023 Voting ResultsBoard and Committee MembershipNumber of MeetingsOverall
56,462,949 votes (98.88%) for
641,064 votes (1.12%) against
Board of directors7 of 888%
Human resources and compensation3 of 475%
Nominating, corporate governance and risk2 of 450%
Safety, health, and environment3 of 475%
Technical (chair)3 of 3100%

* Kate was unable to attend board and committee meetings in March and July 2023 due to a serious personal matter that she had to attend to. She was briefed on, and had the opportunity to comment on, the business of the missed meetings. She has had strong attendance both prior to and following that timeframe. The board has no concerns regarding her commitment to the board.

Other Public Company Boards in the Past Five Years

EQT Corporation (NYSE)2019 to present
Portland General Electric Company (NYSE)2014 to present
Archaea Energy Inc.* (NYSE)2021 to 2022
Rice Acquisition Corporation (NYSE)2020 to 2021

* Kate was a director of Rice Acquisition Corporation during 2020 and 2021, and served until 2022 as a director of the newly-formed company following a business combination with Archaea Energy LLC and Aria Energy LLC in 2021.

Securities Held

As of December 31, 2023

YearCameco SharesDSUsTotal Shares
 and DSUs
Market Value of
Shares and DSUs1
Multiple of 2023
Annual Retainer
(at market value)
Compliance with
Share Ownership
2023––42,32842,328$ 2,418,18612.1xYes
2022––42,24542,245$ 1,296,513
Change––8282$ 1,121,673

1  Based on total holdings calculated using $57.13 for 2023 and $30.69 for 2022, 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, Kate’s DSUs held at December 31, 2023 are valued at $2,418,552, and represent 12.1x the board member retainer of $200,000.