Meet the Team

Our offices are in Brisbane, Goondiwindi, Toowoomba and Proserpine but our clients come from all across Australia. With a combined experience of more than 80 years, our staff and consultants tend to listen more than talk. After all, we’ve known long ago that understanding what a client really needs is the first step in building a solution that really works.

Tim Gibbons

Managing Director, Goondiwindi

Tim serves as AgLend’s managing director. With a background that spans a broad spectrum of business and finance, he leads the company’s daily operations and demands first-class treatment for every client.

After earning diplomas and certifications in financial planning and business management, Tim launched a sterling career that includes short stints in banking and a management consultancy firm in London. In 2001, Tim blazed his own trail as an entrepreneur and established a company that specialised in real estate investment and private capital lending. His ridiculously unflappable will and keen understanding of business strategy eventually transitioned that company from its humble beginnings in Goondiwindi into a national hub for rural loans and agricultural finance.

Tim puts a high premium on relationships, places trust and ethical practices at the core of everything, and hinges AgLend’s success on the success of its customers. Like many of his clients, he enjoys country living, especially when visiting his family farm in the fertile landscape of the Darling Downs

Marieta Hopkins

Finance Manager, Goondiwindi

Marieta’s family owns several farms near Goondiwindi. That background certainly helps her build genuine rapport and deep empathy with rural loan borrowers. But it is her superior expertise in financial analysis and credit management that makes her especially valuable to AgLend and its customers.

Expect Marieta to hear your story, craft sustainable business models that align well with your dreams, and find the perfect credit facility to make it all happen. As our in-house credit assessment manager, Marieta’s primary role is to evaluate your application, judge its merits, and identify weak points. She’ll come up with a better alternative whenever necessary and surprise you why no one ever thought of structuring your application that way before.

We’re with you. We’ve long known about Marieta’s keen financial insight, given her banking experience of around 40 years that included responsibilities as a commercial credit manager. Nonetheless, Marieta still manages to surprise us every now and then.

Jessica Coake

Finance Consultant, Toowoomba

Jessica taps her experience as an agribusiness specialist and business banker for three of Australia’s Big Four lenders to deftly manage our operations in Queensland’s “Garden City.” Having spent years helping people navigate the tricky landscape of equipment financing, consumer loans, valuation management, and lifestyle property lending, Jessica will help you get the best terms for your unique financing needs. Fully customer-centric and a firm believer in a hyper-personalized approach, Jessica is very approachable and excels at chatting with people of all ages and backgrounds. But be warned: her easy-going nature is just her way of getting all the relevant data she needs so she can apply her superb skills in credit analysis to design a loan package tailored for your success.

Justin Sheridan

Finance Consultant, Griffith/Wagga Wagga

Hailing from the “City of Good Sports,” Justin brings a full complement of expertise to help you build a winning game plan for your financial goals. Justin is an accomplished finance broker, relationship banking manager, business analyst, with an education background in accounting. By all indications, he’s a one-stop-shop finance advisor in our opinion. At AgLend, Justin shines especially as our primary agribusiness consultant (focusing on vineyards, wineries, and table grapes) as well as our point person in lifestyle property and commercial lending (equipment finance, property development, transport operations) in the Wagga Wagga/Griffith district. Whether you need farm, business, or have a unique financing problem, Justin will certainly get the ball rolling.