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).

Ryan Webster, CFA, CPA, CMA

Ryan Webster, CFA, CPA, CMA

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Webster is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CMA) and Chartered Financial Analyst with over 10 years’ experience as a finance professional in the mining industry. Most recently he was the Vice President, Finance at Dominion Diamond Corporation, where he spent over 10 years in progressively senior roles. Areas of responsibility for Mr. Webster during his tenure at Dominion included consolidated financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, corporate development, corporate finance, and investor relations. Mr. Webster was a lead on over $2 billion of corporate mergers and acquisitions including the purchase of BHP Billiton’s diamond business in 2013 for US$500 million, and sale of Dominion Diamond Corporation to the Washington Companies in 2017 for US 1.2 billion. He also helped raise over $1 billion in corporate credit facilities.

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.

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