Board & Management


The BMC (UK) Limited board is a team with a track record in delivering economic mining operations outside of the framework of industry majors. The BMC Board has a clear objective to identify and acquire metals assets with real economic viability and efficiently progress projects through defined stages such as JORC, pre-feasibility, bankable feasibility, development and operational oversight.

Gary Comb – Chairman

Gary has 35 years of experience in the international mining industry. As Managing Director of Jabiru Metals Ltd he oversaw the acquisition, feasibility study and construction of the Jaguar copper/zinc/silver mine in Western Australia as well as the successful sale of the company to Independence Group NL.  Gary is currently a Non-Executive Director of a number of other resource based public companies and Chairman of ASX listed Finders Resources Ltd.

Scott Donaldson – CEO & Executive Director

Scott is a qualified mining engineer with a graduate diploma in business, he brings nearly 30 years of experience in the mining industry in Australia and New Zealand.

An experienced company director, Scott has also successfully managed and developed (from pre-feasibility to construction, commissioning and production) a number of Australian mining and mineral processing projects over the last 15 years including the Jaguar copper/zinc/silver project with Jabiru Metals, Western Metals’ Pillara lead-zinc project, Tectonic Resources’ Rav8 nickel project, and the Coobina chromite project with Consolidated Minerals.

Neil Martin – Executive Director, Exploration and Development

Neil is a geologist with nearly 30 years of experience in mineral exploration and mining across a range of commodities including gold and base metals.  His experience has included project generation, through to near mine exploration and mining.

The holder of a PhD in geology from the University of Tasmania (CODES), he has a successful career in the mining and exploration industry. An experienced company director, he has also held senior executive roles as Exploration Manager of Jabiru Metals Ltd, Chief Geologist of Independence Group NL, and previous Senior Geologist and District Geologist roles with Acacia Resources Ltd, MIM Exploration, and Dominion Mining Limited.

Global Natural Resource Investments (GNRI)

GNRI are also entitled to appoint representatives to the Board and they currently have three non-executive directors on the Board, including David Ellis, Managing Director of GNRI.

BMC (UK) LIMITED Management team

The BMC (UK) Limited management team has a broad range of experience in mining administration and operations.

George Smith – Group Engineer

George is an internationally experienced mining engineer with over 24 years’ experience in the mining industries of Australia and Canada. He has worked in operational, technical and managerial roles for a diverse range of companies, including Barrick Gold Corporation, Tectonic Resources NL, AMC Consultants Pty Ltd and MacMahon Underground Pty Ltd. His experience includes leading and managing feasibility studies, strategic analysis and optimisation, asset evaluation, mine design and cost estimation and financial modelling.

George is a Chartered Professional Member of the AusIMM and also holds a M.Sc. in Mineral Economics from Curtin University.

Julian Tambyrajah – Chief Financial Officer

Julian is a global mining executive, a qualified Accountant and Chartered Company Secretary with 24 years’ experience in the resources (mining, oil & gas) and manufacturing industries, working in different environments such as operator, service contractor, explorer, construction, joint ventures and alliances. Julian’s extensive experienced covers financial and techno-commercial areas such as treasury, financing, accounting, supply and logistics, business development/acquisitions, investor relations, project evaluation, feasibility studies, life of mine modelling and economics, construction and development, and operations management.

Julian has held the position of Chief Financial Officer, Director and Company Secretary at several Australian mining and petroleum companies, including Central Petroleum Limited, Crescent Gold Limited, Rusina Mining NL, DRDGold Limited, Dome Resources NL and held management and accounting roles for Hills Industries, Brown & Root, Woodside and Normandy Mining. Mr Tambyrajah has experience in raising equity and debt from national and international financial markets, some of which includes raising A$122m whilst at Crescent Gold and A$31m whilst at Central Petroleum.