Peak trainers are highly skilled and experienced professionals with years of practice and training experience in their field.
Senior Advisor, Trainer
Donna Neilson brings over two decades of working in local government to Peak Services. With a background in law and many years as a councillor, she has an in depth knowledge of the legislation and workings of councils. As a former executive of numerous Boards, Donna has a wealth of experience in governance and uses a down to earth approach to help students understand their responsibilities.
Media & Communications Consultant
Kim Skubris is an experienced journalist with over 25 years working in both Australia and overseas. Kim has reported on some of Australia’s biggest stories at home, and abroad, from natural disasters to war zones. For the last two decades Kim has also been a media consultant, Master of Ceremonies (MC) and keynote speaker. After spending some time working as the Acting Media Executive for LGAQ, Kim has now joined the Peak team to offer her media and communications services.
Senior Advisor, Asset Management
Randall Scott joined Peak Services in 2015 to lead our specialist asset management team. He is an industry leader with more than 40 years of delivering solutions for local government. Randall’s management expertise includes the delivery of transport, water, waste water, storm water and coastal infrastructure services and assets. Randall has guided the Peak Asset management team to deliver innovative solutions and the delivery of advanced asset management strategies and plans.
Trainer, Managed Services
Neale Price has had a wide ranging career across the Training, Education, Finance, Agribusiness, Research and Development, Project and Program Management industry sectors for the last 35 years. He has worked in both the commercial and government sectors on a national basis, from grass roots to CEO levels, in many industries. Neale possesses a great understanding and empathy with the rural and remote sectors. Neale is a member of numerous professional industry organisations and firmly believes in the concept of lifetime learning.
Trainer, Managed Services
Jennifer Roughan has over 30 years experience as a planner and is one of Queensland’s most experienced planners. During her career, she has worked across local and state government and the private sector and understands the planning and development system end to end. She is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia.
Ken Golden has over 25 years’ experience in Work, Health and Safety and developing, designing and delivering safety programs, who provides a down-to-earth delivery style and uses easy-to-understand practical examples to transfer learning to his participants. Ken’s training and WHS experience has him delivering WHS training at all levels of local government or within the public sector. He also conducts WHS audits, reviews and inspections and his passion includes being able to influence at least one person per day to remain healthy and safe!
Senior Advisor, Training
Dr Tim Baker is an experienced consultant with over 18 years working with senior executives and mid-level managers in both the public and private sectors. He is an international authority on leadership development and performance management. In 2013, Tim was voted one of the 50 Most Talented Global Training & Development Leaders by the World HRD Congress. He has written extensively on the authentic conversation and its relevance to leadership practice. Tim has conducted over 2430 seminars, workshops, keynote addresses and coaching programs to over 45,000 people in 11 countries across 21 industry groups.
Gregory Lamey is a former detective inspector in the NSW Police Force. He has worked in both Sydney metropolitan and country/remote areas of NSW. As a senior detective, he was responsible for major criminal and administrative investigations, leadership of many strike forces and the training of investigators. As a commissioned officer, he had senior management responsibilities including policy development, financial management, audit, professional standards, human resource management, operations and strategic leadership. Since leaving the police force, Gregory has worked as a consultant and trainer in the investigations industry.
Learning and Capability Consultant
Elizabeth Craig-Holmes is a passionate and experienced Learning and Capability Consultant who has worked with a wide variety of large and small organisations, within a variety of industries and Registered Training Organisations. Her work background is based on practical experience and entrepreneurial skills. As a lifelong learner, Elizabeth attributes her 'down-to-earth' approach to training, assessment and consulting to a rich business environment and hands-on learning experiences supplemented with academic study.
Learning and Capability Consultant
Anna Hebron has over 25 years’ experience in local, state and federal governement enviroments. She is a strategic advisor and mentor known for delivering business and board improvements through governance and culture. Anna holds strong business capabilities across human resource policy and practice, corporate governance, ethical standards and investigation, health and saftey, audit and risk, ICT, public policy, customer service, organistational change, asset management, multicultural affairs, business continuity planning and disaster preparedness.
Trainer - Short Courses
Gerald Pauschmann has delivered dynamic presentations to the corporate world in countries including the United States of Amercia, Canada, Fiji, New Zealand, PNG, Honiara and Malaysia. In the past five years, he has been the guest speaker at 60 national conferences and specialised in providing an understanding of human behaviour in the business context. His entertaining and humorous style is the secret to effectively passing on his management insights to a fascinated audience.
David Mullins has an extensive background in banking and finance. He worked in various roles in general and private client banking early in his career, and for the past 20 years, has worked for a Queensland State government authority that provides lending, investment and financial advice to the Queensland State government, its agencies and statutory bodies. David has prepared and facilitated workshop on financial matters to local government elected members and staff and a number of the Boards or Queensland statuatory authorities.
Jack Coad is a Senior PC applications trainer having begun training in computing systems in 1980. He was a serving member of the RAAF in the CSD (Computing Services Division) and was responsible for all training for computer operators. Jack is an expert Microsoft Office Suite trainer, training at all levels and in all versions.
John Curran is an experienced senior executive and former Chief Executive Officer. With an early background in accounting, he is experienced in the areas of financial sustainability, debt restructuring and interest rate risk management. With a deep interest in leadership, John has extended his understanding and knowledge of leadership theory and practice by completing a Masters in Business Leadership, and he is an accredited Senior Executve Coach with the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership.
Joel Hillier is Peak Procurement's trainer and one of five Accredited Trainers for CIPS Australasia. For over 15 years, he has trained hundreds of professionals across multiple industries in more than 100 training sessions across Australia. Joel has experience in training procurement, finance, process improvement and organisational change, and has included delivery to PricewaterhouseCoopers, Suncorp, Rio Tinto, Queensland Rail, Queensland Health, British Gas, Tatts Group and WA Department of Finance to name a few organisations.
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Louise Hainey has over 22 years' experience within the animal industry, including 10 years in Animal Management with local government. She brings an understanding of animal related issues in local government to her role as trainer with Peak Services. With a Diploma of Veterinary Nursing, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and 20 years' experience in canine behaviour and school based pet education, Louise believes education is the key to change.
Lisa Harrison is passionate about media, communications technology and relationships, and is referred to as a Digital Sociologist. She holds a degree with distinction in media and communication from Queensland University of Technology and has been actively involved in media for her whole career. Lisa works with inidviduals in a one-on-one environment or small groups, and delivers training in the classroom to help participants meet their objectives using social media.