Danny Castillo

Project Manager

Danny is a project manager with extensive global experience leading the management and development of mining studies and projects.
Lima, Peru
English, Spanish, French

Motivating the team, like it was the last project.

Danny is a metallurgical engineer with over 30 years of global experience in managing and developing mining studies and projects, with focus on the construction of hydrometallurgical plants, concentrators, and infrastructure for copper, titanium, tin, uranium, lead and gold processing. As a project manager, he's been involved in various projects worldwide, where he significantly reduced the CAPEX and OPEX for major operations.

As Project Manager for Ausenco based in our Peru office, Danny has an outstanding track record in project management, construction, operations, procurement, and operational readiness. Above all, he's skilled in building diverse & high-performance teams, process optimization, and implementing new technologies. His research and process improvement experience has allowed him to generate recognized contributions to the mining industry through several technical publications on column flotation and heap leaching. He holds a few registered patents, most notably the patent for heap leach aeration.

Danny has held many roles throughout his career, such as process engineer, metallurgy manager, heap leach technical leader, principal scientist, technology director, operational readiness manager, and process/project manager. Additionally, he has been consulting for the major mining and engineering companies internationally in countries such as Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, USA, Peru, etc. Some of his notable projects include SGO Project (BHP), La Granja Project (Rio Tinto), Escondida Low-grade Sulfide ROM Heap Leaching Project (BHP), Radomiro Tomic Project (Codelco), Collahuasi Project (Glencore), Aktogay Oxide Plant (KAZ Minerals), Cerro Matoso (BHP), among others.

Danny attended the School of Geological Engineering and holds a Master's degree in Metallurgical Engineering, both from the University of Toronto, Canada.