Alwyn Vorster

Managing Director

Mr Vorster commenced as Chief Executive Officer of BCI in May 2016 and was appointed as Managing Director in September 2016.  He has more than 25 years' experience with numerous mining houses in technical and commercial management roles covering the total supply chain from mine to market for iron ore, coal and other minerals.

He has most recently been employed as Group Executive Mining at Australian Capital Equity, and other recent roles include Chief Executive Officer of API Management, the company responsible for developing the multi-billion dollar West Pilbara Project; and Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Iron Ore Holdings Ltd.


Simon Hodge

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Hodge commenced as Chief Financial Officer on 1 February 2017. He has more than 25 years’ experience in senior executive, corporate advisory and equity research roles.

He was most recently engaged in a consulting capacity as Corporate and Commercial Advisor to BCI. Prior to joining BCI, Mr Hodge was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Quickflix limited, an ASX-listed company he co-founded. He has extensive finance, capital markets, corporate advisory and equity research experience having held senior positions in corporate advisory with Poynton and Partners and in equity research with JP Morgan (London) and a major Australian stockbroker.

Mr Hodge has a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours in Accounting and Finance) from University of Western Australia.


Sam Bennett

Project Director

Mr Bennett is a civil engineer and is responsible for all activities relating to the execution of the Mardie Salt & Potash Project.

Previously, he worked for WSP Global as Director Resources for Australia. Other roles include PMC Project Director for the $10 billion Roy Hill Iron Ore Project, Project Manager on Fortescue Metals’ $2.4 billion T155 Rail & Port expansion, and various project management roles for major infrastructure developments in Singapore, Indonesia, the UAE and the UK.



Tony Chamberlain

Chief Operating Officer

Dr Chamberlain commenced as Project Director in January 2019. He is responsible for the studies, early works and development of the Mardie Salt & Potash Project.

Dr Chamberlain, who has a PhD in metallurgy, has more than 20 years' experience in the resources industry. Most recently, he was Chief Operating Officer of Vimy Resources for the past 4 years where he advanced the Mulga Rock Uranium Project from concept to "mine ready status". Prior to Vimy, he held various other senior engineering and development roles with BHP and WMC Resources.