Mr Anthony Timbrell
CEO and Managing Director
Anthony Timbrell was appointed as an Executive Director in August 2020. Mr Timbrell joined DBI in 2008 and was appointed CEO in 2010. Mr Timbrell has 25 years of experience in the coal industry working in major Australian mining houses as well as private companies in marketing and logistics roles. Mr Timbrell is the Chairperson and a director of Integrated Logistics Company Pty Ltd. Mr Timbrell holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Newcastle.
Chief Financial Officer
Stephanie Commons commenced her career in accounting at Ernst & Young and spent over eight years working in Corporate Finance and Corporate Restructuring in Ernst & Young’s Brisbane and London offices. During this time, Ms Commons managed numerous due diligence, restructuring and advisory assignments for both listed and private equity clients in the UK, Europe and US. Prior to joining DBI in 2006, Ms Commons managed forensic assignments for the ATO and AFP and held consulting and management roles for both international corporates and advisory firms. Ms Commons holds a Bachelor of Science (Computing) from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Business – Accountancy (with Distinction) from the Queensland University of Technology. She has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1994.
Mr Jonathan Blakey
Chief Commercial and Sustainability Officer
Jonathan Blakey is an experienced financial executive, responsible for the commercial, regulatory and sustainability matters for DBI. Mr Blakey joined DBI in 2010, and during this time has supported strategic planning processes, overseen the regulatory regime governing DBT, and led customer negotiations for the company. Prior to joining DBI, Mr Blakey led the Treasury Accounting team at Suncorp Bank. During his time at the bank, he gained significant exposure to complex financial and reporting issues during the GFC. Mr Blakey holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) and a Bachelor of Business Management (Management & Organisations) from the University of Queensland. He has been a member of CPA Australia since 2005.
Mr Jesse Knight
Chief Operating Officer
Having joined DBI in 2002, Jesse Knight has a deep understanding of the terminal, the DBT supply chain and the DBT Access regime. Mr Knight is the face of the business for its customers, responsible for negotiating access agreements, delivering operational performance initiatives and driving DBT supply chain improvements. Mr Knight holds a Bachelor of Information Technology and a Masters of Business Administration (Maritime and Logistics Management).
Mr Peter Wotherspoon
Group Projects Director
Peter Wotherspoon joined DBI in 2001. Mr Wotherspoon has more than 30 years experience managing heavy industrial/materials handling construction projects in “brownfields” environments. He has been involved with expansions of DBT since the Stage 3 Expansion in 1997 and his extensive operational knowledge has guided the future planning and optimisation of the terminal over the last 20 years. During a downturn in the coal industry from 2015 to 2017, Mr Wotherspoon focussed on a diverse range of infrastructure due diligence projects in India and Australia with Brookfield, combining project management discipline with operational and asset management skills. Mr Wotherspoon holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) and a Graduate Diploma in Administration, both from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Ms Liesl Burman
Chief Legal and Risk Officer
Liesl Burman is an experienced senior executive, lawyer and company secretary with over 20 years’ experience with a broad background across the commercial, infrastructure and resources legal sectors. Prior to joining DBI in May 2021, Ms Burman was General Counsel, Australia and Assistant Company Secretary for a listed US/Australian metallurgical coal producer. Prior to that Ms Burman worked as a Senior Corporate Counsel for a major Australian mining house for 13 years. Ms Burman first practised as a Solicitor and Senior Associate for Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens) in the commercial litigation and insolvency law areas. Ms Burman holds a Bachelor of Business (International Business)/Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance from Chartered Secretaries Australia (now Governance Institute). Ms Burman is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is admitted to legal practice in Queensland, Australia. Ms Burman was appointed as Company Secretary for Dalrymple Bay Infrastructure Limited on 28 February 2022.