Tim S. Gitzel
Tim Gitzel joined Cameco in January 2007 as senior vice-president and chief operating officer and was appointed president on May 14, 2010. Tim was appointed President and CEO of Cameco on July 1st , 2011.
Tim has extensive experience in Canadian and international uranium mining activities through 20 years of senior management and legal experience. Prior to joining Cameco, he was executive vice-president, mining business unit for AREVA based in Paris, France with responsibility for global uranium, gold, exploration and decommissioning operations in 11 countries. He also served as president and chief executive officer for AREVA’s Canadian subsidiary.
Tim was born and raised in Saskatchewan, graduated from the College of Arts & Science and the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan in 1990. He served as a lawyer with the firm MacPherson, Leslie and Tyerman in Saskatoon.
Tim currently serves as vice-chair on both the Mining Association of Canada and the Canadian Nuclear Association boards of directors. He is a past president of the Saskatchewan Mining Association, and has served on the boards of Sask Energy, the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan. Tim was co-chair of the Royal Care campaign raising funds for the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, and most recently, served as vice-president, communications for the 2010 World Junior Hockey Championships. He was named one of the 100 Alumni of Influence from the University of Saskatchewan in 2007 and is a recipient of the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal.
Tim and his wife Bonnie and their two children reside in Saskatoon.