About Us

Meet the Team

MINRES Training Institute offers courses in surface extraction, civil construction, jewellery, business and water operations.

We have a Director and Training Coordinator who is a Certified Practicing Quarry Manager with over 30 years of experience in the mineral and hard rock quarry industries. David implements his Learn Operate Survive Program with a no-nonsense attitude and a Zero Harm, Zero Tolerance commitment to mining safely and responsibly.

Our other Director is a Master Jeweller with more than 20 years of experience manufacturing and hand-making fine jewellery.

While working in close consultation with our clients in all sectors, our core business is to provide continual improvement to qualify individuals with a broad range of knowledge and skills. We do this by designing accredited training programs to enable graduates to demonstrate learning outcomes through the application of knowledge and the demonstration of skills. We take pride in the delivery of every certificate we issue, ensuring that all our programs are current and bench-marked to the highest standards.

MINRES Training Institute is For Industry, By Industry!

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David Peacock, CPQM

David is our Quarry Manager and National Training Coordinator.

He has over 30 years of experience in the mining sector and a proven track record in Indigenous mentoring, training and post-employment support.

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Leigh Willson

Leigh is our New Zealand Business Development Manager.

She is a Master Jeweller with over 20 years of experience in manufacturing fine jewellery pieces for clients across Australia and Europe.


Samantha Taylor

Samantha is our Student Management Officer.

She holds a Bachelor of Mass Communication and is responsible for maintaining our student management, online learning platform, website and marketing.


Chanae Gill

Chanae is currently studying for a Bachelor in Psychology.

She has experience in customer service and is responsible for assisting the small, busy team in ensuring the highest level of student and client support.

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Ralph Mogridge

Ralph is our Procurement Manager and West Australian Training Coordinator.

Ralph is well respected throughout WA's Indigenous communities as a trainer, assessor and youth justice mentor with over 30 years of experience.