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Founder – CEO

John Smith Gumbula

Founder John Smith Gumbula is a Multi—Award winner, former “QEII Silver Jubilee Queens Trust Awardee for young achieving Australians and proud descendant of the Wakka Wakka & Goreng Goreng people of Queensland-Australia, passionately involved in diverse innovative artistic mediums spanning over 25 + years. He is also an adopted son and family member of the traditional Yolngu People of Galiwinku—Elcho Island, N.T. John’s unique creative journey and diverse expressions of contemporary indigenous artworks and ethical business practices, unique visionary ideas and concepts, is portraying the rich earthy tones and vibrant colours of his country and culture.


Director of Operations

Cameron Smith

An emerging elder of the Bujiebara & Dungibara people of Queensland, Cameron Smith has a diverse skillset developed over the course of his career, with significant experience in child protection, intoxication recovery and mental health & wellbeing services. Cameron has been active in supporting his indigenous nation and their elected representatives in securing their native title determination and is committed to the Bur’an group goals; delivering sustainable developments that rejuvenate the ecology, economy and community. Cameron provides operational support to the Bur’an group of companies, supporting the development and implementation of strategies and partnerships to effectively realise the goal of securing a sustainable future for all Australians.


Advisory Board – Chair

Martin Morris

Martin Morris ( Marty/MJ) is renowned as a business strategy scientist, a master salesperson, entrepreneur, trainer / educator / coach and an expert in the facilitation of business connections and strategic futures planning. Martin is regarded as one of Australia’s top business mentors, a specialist in brokerage business structures, accumulated from over 35 years of professional experience across a broad variety of markets. Martin’s achievements include successful ASX listings and business turnover growth from inception with up to $180 million sales revenue within three to five years, across four distinctive and separate corporations and markets.

Advisory Board – CFO

Sean Beasley

Sean has been practicing as a certified taxation accountant on the Gold Coast, Australia since 2004. Sean holds a Bachelor of Business, is a registered Tax Agent, Justice of the Peace (Qual), and holds a Public Practice licence from CPA Australia. He is also a member of the Governance Institute of Australia. Sean has also held Corporate CFO positions including residences overseas in International public companies where he was responsible for preparing the group’s financial accounts and liaising with the external auditors and completing company secretary duties for the Board.

Advisory Board – General Counsel

Paul Davis

Paul Davis, principal of the Brisbane-based legal firm Davis Lawyers, brings 30 years of experience practicing in the specialised areas of property law, banking and finance, mining, and acquisitions and mergers. Possessing a wealth of knowledge in these areas, Mr Davis is well-respected having acted for a large number of commercial clients ranging from the boutique to mainstream.  In particular, Paul has assisted numerous clients in the mining industry, including being instrumental in drafting and negotiating Queensland’s first Indigenous Land Use Agreement and associated infrastructure agreements, for projects of State significance.   Through his detailed understanding of these specialised practice areas, Mr Davis has developed unique industry understanding for complex commercial contracts with JV, property and and Family Office and Private Corporation Structures.

Advisory Board – Media

Don Hossy

Don Hossy has managed media, IT and branding infrastructure for several ambitious enterprise groups spanning a wide array of industries, including several not-for profit entities backed by government support. Don brings a wealth of knowledge in the areas web platform development, technology infrastructure, digital branding and  integrated marketing projects that incorporates analyst, planning and structure support to corporate and family office growth strategies.

His creative capabilities combined with a strong  enterprise mindset allows him to craft authentic brand experiences that engage and inspire.