Grant 19

Grant Johnston

Managing Director

Grant is a founding member of Best Bar and noted industry figure whose presence, vision, strong business acumen and ability to lead a dynamic and responsive team has positioned the company to become one of the largest reinforcement cut and bend operations in Australia.

Through Grant’s leadership, Best Bar has achieved significant strategic milestones with the acquisition of key partners and establishment of equity shareholders (Tata Steel, India), maximising Best Bar group’s growth opportunities to the benefit of all internal and external stakeholders.

Grant has also been instrumental in the development and introduction of robust systems and procedures in all aspects of the operations to clearly set the business apart and consistently provide superior products and services.

Not being one to lead through rhetoric, Grant has also fostered, by example, an atmosphere of trust and understanding by dealing in an ethical and understanding manner with our partners, suppliers and our greatest asset, our people.

test terryTerry Pember

Chief Operating Officer


A proven leader and mentor, Terry reports directly to the Managing Director and serves as an integral part of the senior management team and primary financial analytical leader to support the company’s short, medium and long-term corporate objectives and regulatory requirements.

Terry is a highly motivated team player with over 35 years hands-on financial experience in both the banking (25 years) and steel industry (19 years), and an in-depth knowledge of Best Bar’s business and its key drivers.

Equipped with this experience and understanding, Terry has been instrumental in introducing best practice management, financial and operational systems which continue to deliver financial stability and growth in shareholder value.

Terry has also been the principle catalyst in the successful implementation of the steel industry’s first customer facing integrated web enabled IT system encompassing quotations, scheduling, production, dispatch and invoicing. This system enables Best Bar to deliver superior value to Best Bar’s stakeholders, maximising throughput while minimising inventory and operating expenses.

BradBrad Johnston

Group Operations Manager


Brad is a founding Director of Best Bar, with over 20 year’s hands-on experience in all aspects of the production and logistic management of the steel reinforcement industry.

Reporting to the Managing Director, Brad plays a pivotal role in ensuring that Best Bar retains its industry wide reputation for outstanding achievement in quality and customer service.

With a rigorous attention to detail, Brad has been instrumental in continuing to enhance Best Bar’s market position by constantly delivering world class cut/bent bar customer focused products and an unrivalled customer experience.

Brad’s capacity to manage production activity in terms of throughput, quality, scheduling and cost effectiveness is second to none. Coupled with his unrivalled knowledge of the company’s markets and internal and external customers Brad has been a key asset in ensuring Best Bar’s success to date.