Leadership Team

Will Ansley,

Will Ansley, CPA (CA)

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Mr. Ansley was appointed Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Lupaka Gold Corp. in September 2017.

Mr. Ansley was a member of two teams that placed six mines into production over an eight-year period in Sudbury and Timmins, Ontario; Mr. Ansley was the Director of Business Development for FNX Mining Company Inc. and the Vice President of Corporate Planning & Strategy for Lake Shore Gold Corp., Will was also the Chief Operating Officer of Mineral Streams Inc. where he helped orchestrate its successful sale to AuRico Metals Inc. in 2015. Most recently, Will was President and Chief Executive Officer of Satori Resources Inc., where he led a successful upgrade in Mineral Resources at the Tartan Lake Gold Mine Project. Will has over 12 years of senior mining and corporate development experience and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA).

Darryl F. Jones,

Darryl F. Jones, CPA (CA)

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Jones is a CA with a wealth of experience in publicly-traded companies. Most recently he was CFO with Corriente Resources for 7 years and was a key member of the management team which negotiated and closed the May 2010 cash sale of Corriente to CRCC-Tongguan Investment (Canada) Co., Ltd for approximately $680 million.

Julio Castañeda

Julio Castañeda

President of Lupaka’s Peru Operations

Mr. Castañeda is a geologist with more than 29 years of experience in exploration and exploration management, and is a member in good standing of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. He is the former Regional Manager for Golden Minerals in Peru and Mexico, and has held senior positions with Barrick Gold and Hochschild Mining.

Dan Kivari

Director of Operations

Mr. Kivari is a Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree with honors in metallurgy and mineral processing from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He has more than 30 years of international experience in metallurgy, engineering and management of mineral projects throughout various stages of development. Most recently Mr. Kivari held the position of Chief Operating Officer at Stellar Mining Corp., a privately held mining company in Peru with a focus on base metals. Mr. Kivari’s previous work experience includes several senior operating roles including Chief Operating Officer for Carpathian Gold Inc, Regional Manager for Agnico Eagle Ltd.’s Western and Nunavut operations where he was responsible for the development of the US$400-million Meadowbank gold project, and Vice President of Operations with Yamana Gold Inc., based in Brazil, overseeing the development of the US$200-milion Chapada copper-gold project (a 50,000 tpd operation). He also managed open-pit and underground operations at the Mineração Maracá and Mineração Fazendo Brasileiro mines and the open pit operation at the San Andrés Mine, in Honduras.

Brian King,

Brian King, CPA (CGA)


Mr. King has over 15 years of experience as a controller in the junior mining space. Most recently he was Controller with Corriente Resources.

Kathy Scales

Kathy Scales

Corporate Secretary

Ms. Scales has worked for several public companies in the capacity of corporate secretary and was with Gold Group Mining prior to her current role.

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