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Andrew Broad

Andrew Broad

Executive General Manager

Andrew joined Action Drill & Blast in March 2020 with over 30 years of international experience in the contract mining services industry. He has spent a large part of his career at the successful mining service group Ausdrill Limited, where he held several key roles including Chief Operating Officer of the Australian operations. Andrew has operated at a senior corporate level for over 30 years with public and private board positions held over a variety of industries.

Paul Guthrie

Paul Guthrie

Regional Manager - West

Paul joined Action Drill & Blast as part of the Leadership team when the business was established in 2010. With over 30 years drill and blast management experience, within Australia and South America, Paul has held management positions with Tier 1 mining companies and large drill and blast contractors. Paul is a qualified Quarry Manager.

Jeffrey Sleep

Regional Manager – East

Jeff joined Action Drill & Blast in 2011 and has 27 years of industry experience, including his previous roles with Action Drill & Blast as Asset Manager and Area Manager.  Jeff holds a Diploma of Management, is a qualified Mechanical Fitter – his technical knowledge and project management experience are highly valued.


Thomas Byrne

HSEQ Manager

Thomas joined Action Drill & Blast in April 2020. He has held numerous HSE leadership roles including National HSE Manager at BGC Contracting and health and safety roles for Rio Tinto. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Limerick.

Stephen Timbrell

Stephen Timbrell

Estimating & Contracts Manager

Stephen joined Action Drill & Blast in 2010 with more than ten years of experience in drilling and blasting operations across quarrying, mining and civil construction sectors throughout Australia. Prior to his current appointment, Stephen held a number of roles related to Project Management, Technical Services and Estimating. Stephen holds a Diploma in Engineering & Mine Surveying.

Kirsty Rayson

Human Resources Manager

Kirsty joined Action Drill & Blast in July 2011 where she has held several HR roles, including Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining Action Drill & Blast Kirsty worked as a Recruitment Administrator for NRW Civil & Mining. Kirsty graduated Edith Cowan University with a Bachelor Degree in Business majoring in Human Resources and Management and is currently a member of the Australian Institute of Human Resources.

Anthony Ruffin

Technical Services Manager

Anthony joined Action Drill & Blast as part of the Leadership team when the business was established in 2010. With over 20 years of industry experience, including project management of drill and blast operations, Anthony has extensive blasting expertise from large production blasts to the tightly controlled civil and heritage blasting requirements. Anthony holds a Restricted Quarry Manager’s Certificate.

Peter Reid

Finance Manager

Peter joined Action Drill & Blast in September 2018, he has held senior finance roles in construction, facility services and resource industries throughout the UK and Australia. Peter holds a Bachelor of Accountancy and Management Control, is a qualified accountant and holds a Masters in Finance.



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