Bennett’s Petroleum Pty Ltd along with the partnerships of T.M. and R.J. Bennett, employ over 220 multiskilled people, and since 1977 have continued to support industry development and employment creation.

Bennett’s provide an inclusive and supportive work environment where employees are treated with respect and have equal access to opportunities and resources; being strongly encouraged to think about their own personal development and advise management of any training they may require. Employee suggestions on business improvement and Occupational Health and Safety considerations are strongly encouraged.


Terry Bennett

Managing Director

Date of Appointment: 1 April, 1977

Originally based in Huonville and working solely as a distributor for Caltex under the partnership of TM & RJ Bennett, Terry’s vision evolved when he relocated to the Golden Fleece depot at Self’s Point in 1977 and formed Bennett’s Petroleum Supplies Pty Ltd.

Following the purchase of his first service station in New Town in 1982, Terry identified a number of key areas in Tasmania’s South in which to expand his business. Over the years, Terry acquired properties in these areas, creating a sound network of retail sites throughout Southern Tasmania.

Nowadays, Terry is involved in the day-to-day operations of the company with help from his son and CEO of Bennett’s Petroleum, Troy Bennett. Terry and wife, Rosemary also own and operate Home Hill winery on their property at Ranelagh.

Troy Bennett


Date of Appointment: 1 May, 2002

As CEO of Bennett’s Petroleum, Troy’s role covers a range of business activities such as; human resources, marketing, property development, retail development, and contracts. Troy holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Diploma in Education and is a member of the Institute of Company Directors.

Growing up, Troy worked in a number of different roles within the Company. However, it wasn’t until May 2002, after returning from a stint overseas, that Troy took on the role of CEO.

David Kamprad

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Date of Appointment: 25 June, 2013

David Paynter

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Date of Appointment: 17 February, 2020


Paul Rainbird

Senior Retail Manager

Date of Appointment: 7 April, 1994

Troy Page

Senior Retail Manager

Date of Appointment: April, 1997

Julia Di Ienno

Research Officer

Date of Appointment: 12 March, 2019


Brian Webber

Scheduling Manager

Date of Appointment: 18 April, 1994

Dean McKibben

Commercial Manager

Date of Appointment: 23 April, 2018

Peter Nowell

IT Manager

Date of Appointment: 1 March, 2018

Paul Hanslow

Maintenance Manager

Date of Appointment: 28 June, 1999


Leigh Garth

Credit Manager

Date of Appointment: 27 January, 2012

Sheree Whittle

Fuel Card Coordinator / Payroll Officer

Date of Appointment: 21 September, 1988

Julia Baird

Executive Assistant

Date of Appointment: 14 November, 2016