As President and Chief Operating Officer of Seabridge Gold, Mr. Layman is responsible for designing and managing the technical/environmental/social programs required to advance Seabridge’s assets primarily Snowstorm, Iskut, KSM and Courageous Lake–towards final feasibility and construction and advising the Board of Directors on the best strategy for unlocking shareholder value in these assets. He is also a Director of Seabridge Gold.
Mr. Layman has an unusually broad range of technical expertise which makes him uniquely qualified for his role. Most recently, he was Vice President Solutions and Innovation for Newmont Mining Company where he was responsible for managing Global Technical Services and launching a Global Innovation Department. Functions reporting to him included Mining Engineering, Metallurgy and Process, Geostatistics and Reserves, Economic Geology, Project Engineering, Renewable Energy and Global Exploration Technology and Solutions. During his employment at Newmont, he was responsible for managing numerous Feasibility Studies, projects and mines, and his career includes experience in Business Development, Operations, Finance and B2B Supply Chain connectivity.
In his wide-ranging career, Mr. Layman has lived in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Indonesia and Australia and has additional work experience in Russia, Singapore, China and Peru. He has worked in both underground and open pit operations containing gold, copper, silver, lead and zinc metals. His education includes Bachelors Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Finance from Washington State University and an MBA from Eastern Washington University.
Read our interview with Jay Layman, Mining Technology: The Need for Survival is Driving Innovation.