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
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 ( 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 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.