Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Seabridge Gold
Brent Murphy is the Vice President, Environmental Affairs for Seabridge Gold, a Canadian based mining company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario . He recently moved to Denver Colorado with his spouse Mary Lou, following 21 years of residence in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. For the past 10 years, Brent has developed and led the environmental permitting strategy for the company’s key projects situated throughout North America, including the KSM Project located in north western British Columbia and the Courageous Lake Project in the NWT. He was instrumental in leading the technical and social teams that obtained the federal and provincial environmental assessment approvals for KSM in 2014, following a seven-year review process.
Brent is a former exploration geologist who holds a M.Sc. in Geology (Geochemistry) from Acadia University. Prior to joining Seabridge Gold, he was the Chief Environmental Officer for the EKATI Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories of Canada and the Environmental Manager for NovaGold (Alaska). He has also held roles as a permitting advisor to the Federal and Territorial governments, assisting in reviewing greenfield and brownfield projects throughout Northern Canada. Over the past 30 years, Brent has developed extensive experience in indigenous, public and government engagement in support of the social acceptance of resource extraction projects and developed a keen understanding of the developmental risks associated with these projects, and he has successfully participated in the permitting of several North American-based mining projects.