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.
Advisory Board – General Counsel
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 – CFO
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.