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 (now Ampol) under the partnership of TM & RJ Bennett, Terry’s vision evolved when he relocated to the Caltex Terminal 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.

Julia Di Ienno

Marketing and Development Officer

Date of Appointment: 12 March, 2019

Julia Di Ienno started in 2019 as a Marketing and Development Officer with Bennett's Petroleum. Julia works closely with the CEO and Senior Retail Managers, assisting with site developments, product expansion and ensuring retail consistency. Julia is responsible for the company’s marketing including social media management. In 2013 Julia attained a Commerce and Law degree from the University of Tasmania and has professional experience across several industries including hospitality, federal government, sales and entertainment. Connecting with local Tasmanian suppliers, researching renewable energy, and the autonomy and freedom to think creatively, is what she values most in her role.

Jodie Hine

Executive Support Officer

Date of Appointment: 30 January, 2012

Jodie Hine joined the Bennett’s Petroleum team in 2012 as a casual Administration Assistant, which quickly turned into a full-time position as Administration Officer. In 2023 Jodie moved into the role of Executive Assistant to the CEO Troy Bennett. Jodie also remains a Corporate Support Officer to Accounts Payable and Z Card administration, and is responsible for Ampol Cash coordination and various other tasks. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, and watching football and speedway racing.


Ben Duncan

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Date of Appointment: June, 2023

Ben Duncan is Chief Operating Officer for Bennett’s petroleum and commenced in 2023 Ben is a multi-skilled professional having spent time in senior management teams with Newscorp, University of Tasmania and TasWater.

The role of COO has a broad range of responsibilities covering channels of the business within logistics, asset management including property development and environment management, commercial sales and information technology. Ben’s teams ensure the business operates efficiently delivering the best service for our customers while meeting legislated requirements of this heavily regulated industry.

Stu Fitze

Business Development Manager

Date of Appointment: 18th September 2023

Paul Hanslow

Field Services Manager

Date of Appointment: 29 June, 1999

Greg Nicols

Maintenance Officer

Date of Appointment: 28 February, 2010

Greg Nicols is the Bennett’s Petroleum Field Maintenance Technician. Greg’s role incorporates fuel truck maintenance including all hoses, pumps, and air systems. Greg is also responsible for pump maintenance and repair at all our sites, and at our commercial customer locations, which often involves farm tank repairs and maintenance. Outside of work Greg enjoys fishing, hunting and motor bike riding – both on the road and in the bush.

Rhys Escott

IT Manager

Julia Baird

Compliance Manager

Date of Appointment: 14 October, 2016

David Dale

Scheduling Officer (operations)

Date of appointment: 08/02/2022

James MacRobert

Operations Technician

Date of appointment: 01/05/2023

Corporate Services

David Paynter

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Date of Appointment: 17 February, 2020

David Paynter is the Chief Financial Officer for Bennett’s Petroleum and commenced in February 2020. David is a multi-skilled finance professional with over 18 years’ experience across a number of industries including retail, agribusiness, financial services, and sports and entertainment.

David’s responsibilities extend to the overall financial management and strategy of Bennett’s Petroleum and leading the Corporate Services Team including the areas of credit management, payroll, tax and financial reporting compliance.

David is a Chartered Accountant and was the CFO of Cricket Tasmania for 6 years and most recently the Head of Finance at Cricket Australia.

Eloise Browning

Group Accountant

Date of Appointment: July, 2022

Eloise Browning started at Bennett’s Petroleum in 2022. Eloise’s role as Group Accountant encompasses financial reporting and analysis, compliance with statutory financial reporting requirements and general business support for Bennett’s Petroleum Supplies and other Bennett’s entities.

Eloise began her finance career in public practice, working in a large professional services accounting firm. From there she moved into Management Accounting. Eloise holds her Masters in Professional Accounting and is currently completing her CPA.

Jane Oxley

Accounts Payable Officer

Date of Appointment: 18 September, 2005

Jane Oxley has been with us since 2005, she has been our Accounts Payable Officer for the last 13 years. Jane’s role has grown over that time as we have opened more retail stores. Jane loves spending time with her family and adorable grandchildren. Jane also has a green thumb and looks after all our office plants.

Susan Hodgson

Corporate Services Officer

Date of Appointment: 10 December, 2011

Susan started with Bennett’s Petroleum in 2011 as an Administration Officer which involved management of the front service desk. In 2021 she moved into the role of Corporate Services Officer. Susan’s main responsibility is creating and maintaining our network of fuel cards and systems, including importing fuel transactions and prices. Prior to starting with Bennett’s Petroleum Susan worked in retail management and administration for over 30 years. Susan has completed Certificate III in Business and is now working towards Certificate IV In Business. Outside of work she enjoy spending time with her family and as they live on 53 acres, there is always plenty to do.

Adam Leeds

Payroll Manager

Date of appointment: 4 January, 2022

Adam joined Bennett's Petroleum as the Payroll Manager in January 2022. Previously, Adam worked with Clarence City Council as the Payroll Manager for 10 years, and most recently at St Johns as the Business Supervisor.

In addition to payroll management, Adam administers our 'people' systems, processes and tasks, by providing structure, support and ensuring compliance at all stages of the employee lifecycle.

Katrina de Kaste

Corporate Services Manager

Date of appointment: 20/03/2023

Chloe Hodgson

Business Support Officer

Chloe started working as a Customer Service Attendant in 2019 at Bennetts Petroleum Regent Street, and watched the renovation that made the ‘Mood Food Milk Bar’.

In 2022, Chloe started working casually between Regent Street and Head Office, and in 2023 became full time at Head Office in the role of Business Support Officer. Chloe’s main responsibilities involve managing the service desk and assisting customers, as well as supporting Z Card preparation and account payments.

Chloe is studying Certificate III in Business, and she looks forward to being involved in the future of Bennett’s Petroleum.

In her free time Chloe enjoys four-wheel driving, camping and adventuring with family and friends.

Ajit Johnson

Graduate Accountant

Date of appointment: 13/06/2023

Retail Management

Troy Page

Retail Operations Manager

Date of Appointment: 8 May, 1997

Troy Page was the Manager at Huonville for over 20 years. Today, Troy is a Senior Retail Manager jointly responsible for 180 retail employees, including up to 25 Managers. Troy’s responsibilities include training and developing managers, retail pricing and merchandising, site auditing and compliance, chairing monthly retail meetings, and reporting to the customer relations management group and company executives.

Troy lives in the Huon Valley and enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife and two sons at their property in Southport.

Tammy Lynd

Assistant Retail Operations Manager

Date of Appointment: 29 October, 2010

Tammy started working at Mood Food Kempton in 2010 as a Customer Service Assistant, working alongside 12 employees. In 2011 Tammy was promoted to Assistant Manager at Mood Food Kempton, and within six months she was promoted again to Site Manager. Tammy enjoyed her management journey, continually learning new skills and getting to meet a lot of new and interesting people in the day to day running of Mood Food Kempton, which now has over 30 employees.

In 2020 Tammy took on the new role of Assistant Retail Operations Manager, where she now oversees five Mood Food locations. Tammy’s main responsibilities include refining and teaching the Mood Food processes and procedures, and mentoring the Managers by sharing her 36 years of retail experience.

When Tammy’s not working she loves spending time with her three grandchildren, being outside in the garden and traveling around our wonderful state in her camper van.

James Lusted

Assistant Retail Operations Manager

Date of Appointment: 21 January, 2008

James Lusted has been an Assistant Manager for the past seven years in several Bennett’s Petroleum locations.

In December 2020 James was promoted to Assistant Retail Operations Manager, responsible for four Driveway Service Locations and Bennett’s Petroleum Moonah.

James’ responsibilities include training and developing retail managers and customer service assistants, retail pricing and merchandising.

In his spare time, James enjoys spending time with his family and camping.