The appointment of Hunt follows Comdek's recent acquisition of three coal tenements in South Africa, its second resources acquisition in five months.
Hunt was the founding chairman of formerly Australian-listed Red Back Mining and serves on the boards of A1 Minerals, Balkans Gold and Toronto-listed Red Back Mining.
Geologist Rowan Armstrong has taken on the role of operations manager for the company, having worked extensively throughout South Africa with Rand Mines-Ingwe Group in the Witbank coalfield and for Blue Diamond Mines.
"With his extensive experience in exploration and mine management throughout South Africa, Rowan is a great asset to the company going forward," Comdek executive director Scott Douglas said.
"I believe these appointments send a clear signal to the market that we are serious about building a solid company around these assets."
Meanwhile, director Ed Mead has resigned from the company.
Comdek is carrying out due diligence on its coal acquisition, where it has the right to earn a 70% interest in three coal properties in the Waterberg coalfields in South Africa.