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Meet the team that delivers Australia’s most efficient coal logistics service

Many hundreds of years of combined industry experience ensures that we can give you the right advice and support for any situation, 24/7. We can completely transform how you get your coal to market.

Faith Dempsey
Managing Director

Faith started TransCoal in 1999 to offer a better logistics alternative for a group of Queensland coal mines. She has nurtured and developed the business into a significant player in the global coal market.

Her experience is unparalleled, having played a pivotal role in the establishment and growth of several domestic and international coal operations, as well as winning multiple industry awards.


Paddy Byrne

Paddy has been instrumental in senior industry roles, from greenfield developments to performance turnarounds to mergers & acquisitions. At TransCoal, he’s continually driving value-added service improvements to the benefit of our clients.


Benno Giuliani
General Manager – Operations

Benno is one of the most highly educated professionals in the industry, with both a PhD and MBA to his name and many years of operational experience with both Xstrata Alloys in South Africa and Xstrata Coal in Queensland.

Craig Smith, Logistics & Office Manager

Craig Smith
Logistics & Office Manager

Craig brings a wealth of knowledge to TransCoal, having worked over 40 years in a diverse range of management roles across commodity trading, marketing, contracts administration  and logistics. This includes time with companies such as Marubeni and A.C.T.A. shipping.

Lyn Sullivan, Logistics Manager

Lyn Sullivan

Lyn brings extensive coal logistics experience to her role at TransCoal, having previously worked for Peabody, Vale and Trafigura. She is also part of several industry groups and has served as Chair of the SOMM for Dalrymple Bay Coal Chain.

David Hartley, Logistics Coordinator

David Hartley
Logistics Coordinator

David has managed shipping for over 10 years, including coordinating the movement of petroleum products, metal concentrates and coal.

Fiona McKenzie
Logistics Coordinator

Fiona is a coal technical specialist with over 20 years’ experience in coal quality, coal utilisation and project analysis for major international coal production and consulting companies. With particular specialities in metallurgical coal, coke-making and international steelworks, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the team.

Eva He, Logistics Coordinator

Eva He
Logistics Coordinator

Eva is a highly skilled and resourceful logistics specialist, with over 10 year’s experience in operations and project management. Eva has a Masters in Environmental Management and BSc. Chemistry, as well as experience in large project cargo, machinery and oversize plant equipment logistics.

Alex Bell, Logistics Coordinator

Alex Bell
Logistics Coordinator

Alex is a coal quality and logistics specialist with over 10 years of experience in the Queensland coal mining industry, having worked for Baralaba Coal Company in project development. This covered everything from exploration geology in the Bowen, Surat and Galilee Basins, to coal quality management and borehole database systems.

Joanne Bartholomew, Despatch/Demurrage Officer


Joanne is responsible for processing timely Laytime calculations and managing demurrage and despatch settlements for TransCoal clients. Her 20 years’ experience in the Australian coal industry (including 11 years at Mitsui & Co) enables her to successfully liaise with coal producers, ship owners and coal buyers.


Renée Moore




Renée is responsible for managing TransCoal’s international despatch/demurrage clients, analysing and arguing points of contract on behalf of our clients. Previously in a senior role with Rio Tinto, she brings 16 year’s experience in sales and shipping management (both in South Africa and Australia) to her role with us.

Felicia Atmadja, Commercial Officer


Felicia has a strong commercial background with accounting/finance roles in various mining operations including Rio Tinto where she was involved in coal shipping, laytime and logistics.

John Edge, Logistics Advisor

John Edge
Logistics Advisor

John Edge is a respected Queensland coal industry expert with a unique blend of expertise in rail, shipping and contract administration. Having joined TransCoal as General Manager in 2000, he previously worked with Utah Development Company/BHP-Utah Coal for 18 years (exporting coal through the Ports of Hay Point, Dalrymple Bay and Gladstone); and 9 years at Queensland Bulk Handling.

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