Our People

At Transport Finance, our strength is our people.

Our People

John Ryan, Director

M: 0418 104 268
E: [email protected]


A Banking and Finance professional of 30-plus years standing, John Ryan has spent more than 20 years as a specialist broker with particular expertise in the luxury car, truck and transport equipment sectors. Drawn to the Transport sector by the opportunity to pioneer an Australia-wide operation with Mack Finance, John went on to grow that business into Transport Finance – the company that is today Australia’s No 1 truck Broking Company.

Driven not just by the success of his own business, John says watching the growth in his clients’ businesses is a major motivator. “Knowing that we have had some small part in our clients’ growth is a great feeling,” says John. “And building on that growth is an even better feeling. That’s why we’re out there building relationships, growing our lending panel and keeping one step ahead with available funds.”

Based in Melbourne with offices to oversee in Victoria and New South Wales. John considers the entire eastern seaboard his home.

John is known to indulge in all the things for which Melbourne is renowned – playing world-class Sandbelt Golf Courses, enjoying the surf beaches of the Great Ocean Road, fine wine and dining…and a love of the home-town favourites – the mighty Melbourne Football Club.


“For nearly 20 years John has arranged funding for me from small to large loans, simply and done how we want the loan structured. His ability to expose my business across many lenders has helped me grow and expand.” David – Independent Equipment Transport Pty Ltd

Brett Bentley, Director

M: 0438 983 566
E: [email protected]

Coming to finance broking after almost 20 years on “the other side” in banks and financial institutions, Brett Bentley has an exceptional understanding of the finance industry, its people and its products. Having worked as a broker account manager prior to joining Transport Finance, Brett understands intimately how these businesses work…and how to best support his client’s.

Highly organised and detail-focused, Brett is known for following through on his word – whether that’s returning a phone-call or dotting the ‘i’s on a multi-million-dollar contract. “I don’t believe in making a promise I can’t keep,” says Brett. “Nothing in the world takes the place of honesty and persistence, so once I’ve made a commitment I’ll do everything within my power to see it through.”

Drawn to his current role by the opportunity to balance work with a growing family of school-age children, Brett has settled sportingly into life in Geelong. Here he plays cricket, coaches junior football and serves on the committee of the local football club. Around a life filled with sporting, social and school interests, Brett and his wife, Kath, have completed two major renovations, volunteer regularly …and yet still have time to enjoy a movie and brunch …sometimes even without the kids!


“Brett has looked after me for 10 years, one call and I’m straight back to work, comfortable that next time I hear from Brett the money is approved.” John – Kanga Jack

Andrea Jones, Finance Manager

M: 0418 312 579
E: [email protected]

Our longest serving Transport Finance executive, Andrea Jones has been an intrinsic part of the team for more than eleven years. Coming originally from the luxury car finance industry, Andrea fully understands the level of service required to keep client’s coming back – with the ground-rules of courtesy, communication and responsiveness at the heart of her all her relationships. Andrea’s professionalism, keen eye for detail and ability to respond quickly, see’s her exceed at her role.

With many of these relationships crossing into friendship, Andrea says her greatest satisfaction comes from helping her clients reach their goals. “Turning applications into approvals is just the start,” says Andrea. “I love to see the impact of the decisions I’ve helped our clients to make and the affect they have on their business.”

Married to husband, Troy and with 2 beautiful children Evie and Tom, family poodle, Rosie and Chickens. Andrea’s focus is on creating great memories for her two Primary School-aged children, like teaching Evie how to Roller Skate. Born in country Victoria, Andrea loves nothing better than getting away to her families few acres for her active kids to collect mushrooms, ride motorbikes and head off on bush walks whenever they can.


“We have been dealing with Andrea Jones from Transport Finance since 2003 and wish to express our complete satisfaction.  Andrea has always provided us with excellent, honest and helpful advice whether we be purchasing Trucks, Trailers, Machinery equipment or a Car.  One phone call and everything is taken care of – saving us lots of time and effort, we can’t thank her enough!  Andrea and the team at Transport Finance are “Real People – Understanding Real needs!”  Noel & Carol Quinn, Owners – Quinn Transport & Spreading Service


Stephen Dunkley, Corporate Finance Manager

M: 0419 333 308
E: [email protected]

Stephen is well known to a lot of clients, having worked with Transport Finance previously between 2010-2015.  After leaving Transport Finance Stephen has worked with a small specialist equipment lender as well as a major Bank, most recently Senior Business Banker with the NAB.

Stephen brings a wealth of experience, having owned and operated his own Equipment Finance business in Victoria. He ow lives in NSE and has done so for some, 14 years. Steve is passionate, motivated and enjoys assisting our clients and their business achieve their full potential.

Out work Stephen is President of the University NSW Australian Rules Football Club. This is possibly the most successful Aussie rules club in NSW enjoying Premiership success almost annually across seniors, reserves and AFLW teams.


“Steve’s many years of experience in Commercial Finance, particularly around the Transport and Earthmoving industries has made him an asset both to our business and the vast network of companies that we have been dealing with for many years. He takes the time to understand the business and the strategy behind the business.” Mick – Sydney Trucks and Machinery

Jamie Smith, Finance Manager

M: 0437 583 009
E: [email protected]

Jamie joined Transport Finance in 2012 having previously worked with CNH Capital. CNH Capital is the Case New Holland group finance arm which is also the owner of the Iveco Brand of trucks. Our clients that have dealt with Jamie over the last 9 years all comment on her dedication of service, speed of approvals and follow up to make sure that everything is just right.

Jamie and her partner, Glenn have 2 kids. One at Primary and one at Secondary. Both kids are involved in Softball, one as an umpire and one, like mum, represents the State in underage levels.

Outside work, Jamie has had a great career playing Softball over 26 years, having previously represented the State and currently playing for the Camden Dolphins club. (sponsored by Transport Finance, obviously)


“It is a pleasure to recommend Jamie as a person of high integrity, business sense and most importantly she possess excellent communication skills. Within a short period of time, we were able to build a rapport based on trust and honesty. She treats all finance situations, whether large or small, with absolute professionalism and her service is first class. Jamie appears always able to secure very competitive rates no matter how complex or challenging a deal may appear.” Giuseppe Bergamin, Chief Financial Officer – Hi-Quality Group