About Us

Byron Bonney

The Head Office and shared/corporate services unit is located at Quoiba in North West Tasmania, and the Bonney Group’s operating companies have offices located in Launceston and Geelong. The Bonney Group conducts significant business operations in Victoria and Tasmania.

The initial business which was the catalyst for the group of companies which ultimately formed into the Bonney Group as we see it today, was established by the late Byron Lloyd Bonney in 1977. Following Mr. Bonney's death in July, 2013, ownership of the Bonney Group moved to structures which Mr Bonney detailed prior to his death. These structures are jointly controlled by Tony Pedder and Wayne Bould.


The Bonney Group Board

The Board of the Bonney Group comprises Wayne Bould as Executive Chairman and Managing Director, and Non- Executive Directors of Bob Ruddick and Tony Pedder.

Wayne Bould (Executive Chairman and Managing Director)

Wayne has over 40 years’ practical and managerial experience in the petroleum, forestry and mining sectors. He began his career with Golden Fleece Petroleum in Hobart in 1969, was General Manager LN Petroleum (the original company which became Caltas) from 1981 until 1985, operated his own fuel distribution business for Shell Australia in Tasmania until 1995, and then partnered with Shell to develop and test Shell’s downstream distribution business models encompassing retail and distributor sales in regional Australia. Wayne was a member of the Australian Petroleum Agents and Distributors Association (APADA) Tasmanian and National boards, and was President of the National Association of Shell Distributors (NASD).

Wayne owned and operated a niche management consulting business which provided specialist, practical assistance to a variety of major businesses in a wide range of sectors across Australia. He then moved into the mining and mineral processing industry from 2004 until 2014, performing various roles with the Newmont Mining Corporation before being appointed as Global Director Business Excellence in 2008. Wayne joined ASX listed Grange Resources Limited as Chief Operating Officer from 2009 until 2013, and was Managing Director from 2013 until 2014.

Wayne and Byron Bonney maintained their relationship over the 30 years. Byron invited Wayne to join his Bonney Group Advisory Board in 2010, appointed him Executive Chairman in 2011, and asked him to assume the role of Managing Director in 2013. Wayne was a Director of all of the Bonney Group companies at various stages between 2010 and 2013.

In addition to his roles with the Bonney Group, Wayne is CEO of the Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council and has been reappointed to the Prime Minister’s Joint Commonwealth Tasmanian Economic Council as a member of the Business Group.


Tony Pedder (Non-Executive Director)

Mr Byron Bonney appointed Mr Pedder Chairman of the Bonney Group Advisory Board in 2005 and Tony held that position until he passed it to Wayne Bould in 2011. Mr Pedder has remained as a member of the Bonney Group Advisory Board, and in 2013 was appointed as a non-executive director of each of the Bonney Group of Companies.

Mr Pedder had a long and distinguished career with the Tasmanian Public Service until his retirement in 1995. Mr Pedder’s career included very senior appointments, including Premier’s Department Policy Advisor; Transport Tasmania as Assistant Secretary, Secretary/Associate Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner for Transport;  Department of Parks, Wildlife & Heritage as Secretary; and Department of Transport & Works as Secretary.

In addition to his senior roles within the Tasmanian Public Service, Tony also concurrently held appointments as Commissioner, Australian National Railways Commission;  Member, Commonwealth Transport Industries Advisory Council;  Member, Motor Accidents Insurance Board; Chairman,  Abel Tasman Advisory Board;  Chairman, Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority;  Chairman, Joint Commonwealth/State Standing Committee on Tasmanian World Heritage Area;  Director, TT-Line Company Pty Ltd; and Director,  Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd.

Since his retirement in 1995, Tony has to date also held appointments as Director, Motor Accidents Insurance Board;  Chairman, Port Reform Steering Group;  Member, Public Works Tender Board; Director, Tattersalls Hobart Aquatic Centre;  Vice-Chairman, Variety the Children’s Charity; Chairman, Public Works Tender Board; Chairman, Valuer-General Tender Committees;  Chairman, St Helens Dredging Forums;  Elder Statesman, Variety the Children’s Charity;  Director, Marine and Safety, Tasmania;  Member, Tasmanian Auditor-Generals Audit Committee;  and Chairman, Marine and Safety, Tasmania.


Bob Ruddick (Non-Executive Director)

Mr Ruddick is a Chartered Accountant and began his career as a partner in one of the large international accounting firms. Since becoming the Principal of his own Launceston based accounting practice some 29 years ago, Bob has developed a quality accounting firm which has provided whole-of-business advisory services to the Bonney Group and Mr Byron Bonney personally for over 28 years.

Bob has served as a member of the Bonney Group Advisory Board since 2005, and was appointed as a director of each of the Bonney Group of Companies variously from 2007.

Bob is a Past Chairman of the Tasmanian Regional Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAA) and Past Member of the University of Tasmania Council with roles including Chairman of the Audit Committee and Vice-Chair of the Finance and Investment Committees. Bob currently serves on the Australian Maritime College Board, is Chairman of the UTAS Joint University Business Board, and is also a Director and Chairman of several private Tasmanian businesses.

Bob recently received the inaugural University of Tasmania Distinguished Business Leader Award for 2015.  The award reflects Bob's significant contributions to business and to the Uniiversity.  Bob's firm, Ruddicks, employs 25 staff who, in the main, have received their qualifications from the School of Business and Economics at the University of Tasmania.



The Bonney Group Executive Leadership Team

The Executive Leadership Team of the Bonney Group comprises Wayne Bould as Executive Chairman and Managing Director, and Philip Molineux as Chief Executive of the Energy Division (Bonney Energy and Caltas) and Peter Nichols as Group Chief Financial Officer.


Philip Molineux (Chief Executive Officer, Energy Solutions)

Philip has over 34 years of experience in the Logistics and Petroleum industries, having worked in management roles for TNT and Linfox in logistics, marketing and operations.  Philip joined the Bonney Group in 1999 as General Manager of Lloyds North, and was appointed CEO of the Bonney Group in 2001.

The Bonney Group evolved under Philip’s leadership - developing its management team and systems to facilitate growth and acquisitions, including a contract mining company operating in the Victorian goldfields employing 120 personnel. In 2012 Philip was appointed CEO of the Energy Solutions businesses - Caltas and Bonney Energy,  which has seen rapid expansion in the Victorian market.

In 2010 Philip nominated and was awarded Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) Business Leader of the Year. Philip is the current President of Australasian Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association (ACAPMA) and past Chairman of Caltex Distributor Association and past Chairman and current Director of Tasmanian Transport Association.


Peter Nichols (Chief Financial Officer, Bonney Group)

Peter has a career extending more than 30 years in a business, finance and management capacity, and during this time has successfully provided his professional expertise and services to a variety of industries including;

  • Manufacturing
  • Dairy
  • Audit
  • Transport Logistics & Civil Construction
  • Energy
  • Forestry & Mining
  • Fuel

Peter was appointed as Chief Financial Officer to Bonney Group in 2007 to oversee the Groups financial management, statutory reporting and compliance. Peter is a cornerstone member of the Executive Leadership Team and provides guidance and input into the Groups development of business strategies, risk management, maintenance of controls and standards, policy and compliance. He provides hands on administrative support to the Senior Management Team, Operations Management Teams and the Board.


Senior Management Team

Tony Winsall                      General Manager, Bonney Energy - Victoria

Ben Fenton                        Manager, Caltas - Tasmania

John Austin                       Operations Manager, Lloyds North and Logistics Division - Tasmania

Cheryl Sutcliffe                 Group Manager Human Resources

Sarah Ellery                       Group Contracts, Property and HSE Manager