Our Leadership

Our Executive Leadership Team

Craig Bloxham

Managing Director

30 year’s experience in project and business management, Craig is the Managing Director of BG&E Resources, a company that was founded in 2017 and specialises in engineering and design services for resources, industrial and energy sectors. Craig’s diverse expertise range from works packages, utilities and NPI facilities, contributing to his unique blend of skills encompassing across all aspects of project delivery. Craig’s diverse experience in the engineering, contracting, and mining sectors has contributed to his unique blend of skills encompassing across all aspects of project delivery.

Tony Comerford

Technical Director

35 year’s experience of Technical Engineering, Project and Engineering Management with a diverse background covering metals processing and refining, chemical plant, port facilities and industrial projects. Tony’s extensive experience covers the conceptual design, design, documentation, project management, construction management and commissioning of complex multidiscipline projects, both Greenfields and within operating plants as well as design office management and supervision of technical staff. Tony has significant materials handling experience covering all types of materials handling, stockyard and port loading and unloading equipment and conveyance types, across a wide variety of raw materials, final products, concentrates, hard rock and large-scale iron ore projects.

Joe Allen

Director of Operations

15 years of experience in design, construction, and operation of process plants with diverse experience across mining, power generation and infrastructure projects.  Joe’s experience in leading teams through all scales and phases of projects is proven, having recently overseen projects across Lithium, Power Generation and Water. His specialist skills include concept studies and layout development, capital cost estimates for complete project lifecycle and co-ordination of the interface between engineering and project execution.    

Kate Hartness

Director of ESG

25 years’ experience working with clients and communities in the Infrastructure, Mining, Energy and Property sectors. As an experienced facilitator, Kate has led several consultation and engagement programs with Indigenous communities and First Nations’ Traditional Landowners, and government agencies in Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Canada and the United Kingdom – to achieve positive outcomes with planning approvals and mediation. She has also worked with organisations to develop social impact programs that enhanced ethical procurement, diversity and inclusion, capacity building and governance, mitigated risk and reduced modern slavery. Kate’s ESG experience also includes working at institutional/corporate and project levels to workshop and deliver desktop studies, benchmarking indices and reporting, in accordance with regulatory frameworks.

Gavin Wearne

Director Ports & Marine

20 years of experience in the Port and Maritime industry. Gavin’s core technical speciality is ocean and coastal engineering with expertise in numerical modelling, physical modelling, metocen criteria determination, full bridge ship handling simulation, UKC Studies, port marine structure design and mooring analysis. Gavin also has detailed experience in dynamic supply chain simulation and the preparation of capital and operating cose estimates in support of feasibility studies.

Bianca Taylor

Manager People & Culture

10 years of experience as a pro-active and driven People and Culture leader with extensive experience in the oil & gas and mining sectors. A passion for driving a high-performing and inclusive culture with a proven ability to contribute to a company at both strategic and operational level when delivering commercially sound people management strategies. Bianca is dedicated, focused and enthusiastic professional with a commitment to delivering exceptional employee outcomes.

Jason Fong

Director Geotechnical

28 years of experience in the geotechnical aspects of long linear infrastructure including planning (geotechnical constrains), site investigation, construction materials assessment and geotechnical design of slopes, retaining structures, ground improvement, foundations and construction support. Jason’s engineering experience includes the successful completion of geotechnical design lead and project management roles for the delivery of major enabling infrastructure developments in mining, transport, oil and gas, water and commercial / industrial / residential developments through the planning, site investigation, design, construction and operational phases of projects.

Phil Hayward

Director of Development

Phil is an experienced executive with an extensive background in project management, engineering management, business development and change management in the resources and energy industries. Phil’s background includes roles in engineering and project delivery organisations, operating companies and construction companies. Phil also has broad project and technical experience in the mining, oil and gas, and power industries and has played key roles in major projects from option identification through selection, definition (FEED), implementation and operational phases. Phil has a record of building and leading successful and empowered teams and has strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Russell De Jong

Director of Design

16 years of experience in engineering, project management and design management. Russell specialised in thinking outside the box to provide practical solutions to complex engineering problems. As Director of Design, Russell’s responsibilities include management of design drafting teams project deliverables as well as providing technical assistance on multiple projects as Senior Civil Designer.