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. 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.
In 2015, Kim became a freelance journalist with Seven News to spend more time with her young family, and to focus on her passion to educate and encourage people to become powerful communicators.
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 2015 to lead our specialist asset management team.
Randall is an industry Asset Management 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. He has a track record of successfully establishing effective asset systems for the collection, improvement and analysis of asset data and framework for asset valuations.
Randall’s asset management knowledge and experience is supported by an excellent understanding of operational needs, drivers and financial management requirements.
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.
Neale has worked in both the commercial and government sectors on a national basis, from grass roots to CEO levels, in many industries. He 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 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.
With over 25 years’ experience in Work, Health and Safety and developing, designing and delivering safety programs, Ken Golden 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.
Tim has written extensively on the authentic conversation and its relevance to leadership practice. Tim is a disruptive thinker willing to challenge convention HR practices and produce practical, innovative solutions to real world problems. In a nutshell, Tim has conducted over 2430 seminars, workshops, keynote addresses and coaching programs to over 45,000 people in 11 countries across 21 industry groups.
Melissa began her safety journey in 2004 following an engaging career in Banking & Financial Planning.
Starting with WorkCover QLD in the Premium Services team her career progressed to Customer Advising including Case Management. She successfully transferred to become the then WHSO/RRTWC for WorkCover QLD before leaving to establish a consulting business – CoverRehab.
Gregory 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. He was also an accredited police negotiator.
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.