Kathryn Jackson

Board member

Age 62   |   Independent
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Director since:  2017
Citizenship: American

  • Key Skills and Experience

    • Uranium / nuclear
    • Safety, health and environment /
    • Risk oversight
    • Operational excellence
    • Human resources and executive compensation
    • Capital projects
  • Kate brings extensive senior management and board experience in highly technical industries, including nuclear power generation, to Cameco’s board and the three committees she sits on. She has worked on both the utility and supplier side of the industry.


As of March 10, 2020

Kate Jackson is a corporate director. She is the former senior vice-president and chief technology officer of RTI International Metals Inc. (from 2014 to 2015) and she previously served as senior vice-president and chief technology officer for Westinghouse Electric Company (from 2008 to 2014), 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 and the advisory board of the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Centre. She is a member of the University of Pittsburgh Engineering School Board of Visitors. Kate serves as a member of the compensation committees of both Portland General Electric company and EQT Corporation.

Board and Committee Membership and Attendance

As of December 31, 2019

    2019 Attendance
2019 Voting Results Board and Committee Membership Regular Special Overall
96.7% votes for Board of directors 7 of 7 1 of 1 100%
3.3% votes withheld Human resources and compensation 4 of 4   100%
  Nominating, corporate governance and risk  5 of 5   100%
  Safety, health and environment 4 of 4 1 of 1 100%

Other Public Company Boards in the Past Five Years

EQT Corporation (NYSE)   July 2019 to present
Portland General Electric Company (NYSE)   2014 to present
Hydro One Limited (TSX)   2015 to 2018
Rice Energy, Inc. (NYSE)   April to November 2017

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 –– 27,915 27,915 $ 322,139 1.6x 1.8x
2018 –– 18,671 18,671 $ 289,027    
Change –– 9,244 9,244 $   33,112    

1.  For evaluating compliance with Cameco’s share ownership guidelines, Kate’s DSUs held at December 31, 2019 are valued at $365,816, and represent 1.8x the board member retainer of $200,000. Kate has until January 1, 2022 to meet the share ownership guideline target.