Kathryn Jackson

Board member

Age 64   |   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 four committees she sits on. She has worked on both the utility and supplier side of the industry.


As of March 11, 2022

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 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 and 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, 2021

    2021 Attendance
2021 Voting Results Board and Committee Membership Regular Special Overall
98.6% votes for Board of directors 7 of 7 1 of 1 100%
  Human resources and compensation 5 of 5 1 of 1 100%
  Nominating, corporate governance and risk  4 of 4   100%
  Reserves oversight (chair)* 1 of 1   100%
  Safety, health and environment 3 of 3 1 of 1 100%

* Kate joined the reserves oversight committee as chair in August 2021.

Other Public Company Boards in the Past Five Years

Archeaea Energy Inc.* (NYSE)   September 2021 to present
EQT Corporation (NYSE)   2019 to present
Portland General Electric Company (NYSE)   2014 to present
Rice Acquisition Corporation (NYSE)   2020 to 2021
Hydro One Limited (TSX)   2015 to 2018
Rice Energy, Inc. (NYSE)   April to November 2017

* Kate was a director of Rice Acquisition Corporation during 2020 and 2021, and serves 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, 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 –– 42,083 42,083 $ 1,160,649 5.8x Yes
2020 –– 37,133 37,133 $ 633,118    
Change –– 4,950 4,950 $ 527,531    

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, Kate’s DSUs held at December 31, 2021 are valued at $1,162,102, and represent 5.8x the board member retainer of $200,000.