media release


27 July 2022

Tim Strong, Randall Makin + Steve Cheyne shared the news with the Waterline team on Tuesday 26 July 2022

From 27 July 2022, Waterline’s CEO and Co-Founder, Randall Makin will be taking a leave of absence to assist RedEye with appointing a new CEO. This will enable Wayne Gerrard, Co-Founder of RedEye, to focus on customer engagement and business development activities, while continuing his QLD Chief Entrepreneur and Brisbane Olympics Legacy work. Upon returning to Waterline, Randall Makin will transition to a Founder role.

Tim Strong, Operations Manager, has been appointed as Waterline’s CEO on the strength of his strategic leadership, operational and industry experience, as well as for his passion for data and insights to drive business improvements. Mr Strong has played an integral role in the growth of Waterline, which has more than doubled in size since 2019.

“I am confident that Tim is the right leader to continue to build on our track record of successes as we continue to drive improvements to service Waterline’s clients and deliver an exceptional client experience. With Tim’s contribution, Waterline has evolved to the company that it is today. This gives me confidence that our clients and our team are in good hands, as the business and industry continue to evolve,” said Mr Randall Makin.

Since joining Waterline in 2018, Mr Strong has championed Waterline’s focused approach to client experience, stakeholder engagement and operational excellence. He established Waterline’s multi-discipline engineering divisions and led the Mechanical business unit. With his exceptional track record he was promoted to Operations Manager, leading all discipline units and managing all facets of Waterline’s operations, jointly with Co-Operations Manager, Steve Cheyne. 

Waterline is a multi-discipline engineering company located at Level 2, 133 Mary St Brisbane Queensland. Waterline’s services span Civil & Structural, Electrical, Control Systems, Mechanical, Design & Drafting, Operational Support services. Whether on site or remotely, Waterline’s site-experienced team keeps sites supported and safe 24/7, now and into the future.

About Waterline:

Waterline was founded in May 2011 by Randall Makin, having identified a niche in the market for site-experienced engineers to work with large asset owners to improve the safety, productivity and capacity of their operations. Since then, Waterline has evolved into a multi-discipline company that supports mineral processing facilities, mine sites and ports throughout the east coast of Australia. See our services.



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Evelyn Mejias
Marketing Communications + Business Support Manager
M: 0468 517 959

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