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Salford College Staff


Captain Ash Goyal
Chief Executive Officer

With a clear passion for education, links to industry and a strong advocate of the vocational industry, Ash is the founder of Salford College and has ensured that the college always maintains the highest standards. The commitment to quality, student training and welfare, strong and motivated staff is key to success.

Ash believes that in the college the most important person is you. This belief is the very basic tenet of Salford College. With strong links in the industry he has helped a lot of students get placements, some of them leading to jobs or setting up own businesses. He believes strongly in International education and the fact that learning is not just about books. Education is a broad field. International education and exposure builds people and give them amazing life experiences. This gives you an added edge in this competitive world.

With formal qualification in Masters in Political Science and years of senior leadership roles in Army and in business,  he brings a calm sense of leadership, a focus on tomorrow, and a clear vision.


Peter Dawes
Training and Quality Manager /
Management Trainer

As the Training and Quality Manager, Peter ensures that all training, assessment and compliance matters are of the highest standards. Peter has worked in business and as a trainer for almost 2 decades and brings to his roles all of his experiences, thus guiding the students through a very rich and rewarding journey at Salford College.

Peter is one of the most enthusiastic trainers you will ever meet.  With an amazing set of skills, a deep empathy with all of his students, he is always available for you and has the right advice and word for you. Peter has a vast amount of experience in the design, development and delivery of training and assessment methods combined with a range of qualifications such as a Diploma of Management, Certificate IV in Business and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Melissa Turner
Training Coordinator

Melissa is the Training Coordinator and organises our class timetables.  Mel can generally be identified from a mile away with her big laugh. No job is too big or too small for her. Her attention to details and meticulousness ensures that all student records are maintained at their best. You will find her with a camera in hand, solving your problems and ensuring that the facilities are always top notch.


Manmeet Chhabra
Business Manager

Manmeet is an easy going and highly approachable person. He brings with himself an international work experience of more than 16 years in industries as diverse as Contact Centres, Consulting and Education in the roles of Operations and Business Development. He handles the marketing, business development and admissions for both onshore and offshore clients with equal élan. He can always be found in smart business attires, enjoying interacting with staff, students and business associates.

He has a Masters in Business Studies and a Bachelors in Commerce.

Paula Jacques

Paula Jacques
Marketing Officer

Paula has a strong sales and marketing background as well as a great experience in the education and hospitality industry. Having worked for many years for big companies abroad and being an entrepreneur herself, she came to add even more knowledge to the marketing team and help develop and expand the business. She loves working with people and is always smiling and bringing good energies.

She has a Post Graduate qualification in Strategic Leadership and Management and a Bachelor in Public Relations.

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Ted Silbor
Admissions Officer

Ted  has been working in the education industry for over 12 years and we are pleased to have him working for Salford for 5 years now. He is a very outgoing person who has a great relationship with all students and staff in the college and is always ready to help.


Kristina Giglio
Administration Officer

Kristina is the first person you see when you walk into Salford College.  At the reception desk, Kristina answers the telephone and greets students.  She can surprise you by speaking in multiple languages. And she has the answer to almost all of your questions.

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Adrian Brown
Head of Hospitality Campus
Commercial Cookery Trainer

Adrian has a joke for every occasion and has a great rapport with his students. He has a great skill to get his training across in a fun environment. He is a great Chef trainer and has decades of experience in the industry. Having worked as a chef, restaurant owner, trainer he has done everything you could do to having won your laurels. Immensely respected and loved by his students he is a fantastic trainer and it’s an honour to have him on board.


Ronan Cunniffe
Commercial Cookery Trainer

Having worked in industry as a chef and head chef Ronan felt that training and education was a natural progression, as it was the most enjoyable part of his job. After working in Ireland and  the UK for 10 years as a Catering trainer, he decided to move to Australia. Ronan is proud to have worked with some of his previous chefs and managers and to pass on all the knowledge that they have taught him.

Ronan always maintains a positive outlook and an upbeat attitude with the catchphrase that he believes that has benefited him in his life and career : “living the dream”. Salford and his students are happy to have him as our Commercial Cookery Trainer.


Scott Heher
Commercial Cookery Trainer

Scott has over 17 years experience in the restaurant and hotel industry. With time spent in 5 start resorts, casinos and hotels Scott has gained skills in staff management, delegation and  coaching.

His latest experience before starting as a trainer was at one of the most renowned fine dining restaurants of South Australia, the iconic Cube at D´Arenberg  Winery in McLaren Vale which he helped launching.

Now with Certificate IV and training and assessment Scott has embarked on a new chapter in his career to continue the training of the next leaders of our service and hospitality industry. We are very honored to have him as our trainer and have him pass on this experience to all of our students and train them with so much care and professionalism.


Kim Growden
Hospitality Trainer

Kim comes with very strong hospitality skills and experience. She currently works as a Hospitality Manager as well as a Hospitality Trainer.  Kim has helped many students gain employment in hospitality.  Her students are known for making the best cappuccinos and providing quality service with a smile.  With formal qualifications in hospitality and having successfully trained as well as helped find scores of students job placements, Kim is a hot favorite of her students.


Daniel Owers
Hospitality Trainer

Daniel comes with around twenty years of hospitality experience in a range of different organisations both in Australia and overseas.He also has a Bachelor in Business, Diplomas in Training design and development and Vocational Education as well as a Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment. All this has set him up well to pass on his skills to our international Diploma of Hospitality students.


Saurabh Garg
Hospitality and Leadership and
Management Trainer

Saurabh comes with extensive experience and successful track record within both the
Hospitality and Training sectors. Performing a role of Trainer and Assessor, he demonstrates outstanding communication skills and the ability to form a strong rapport with students and colleagues. He is a highly motivated trainer with a proven past performance of getting the job done efficiently and to the highest of standards.

He has been a business person in the past, and is also a Hospitality Manager at a Hotel in Adelaide where he leads a successful team. Highest qualification achieved is Masters in International Hotel Management, with various diplomas; demonstrating dedication to his profession.

Currently he delivers hospitality, and business/management related qualifications.


Ryan Leaver
Business /Management/English (TESOL) Trainer
Academic Manager-English/Business Relationships Manager

Ryan Leaver has considerable experience working in management, education and business development roles across a number of private and public organisations. Keen and energetic, Ryan prides himself on his ability to foster productive working relationships and has an aptitude to deliver dynamic education programs. Drawing on his vast industry experience coupled with tertiary studies in Education, MBA, Social Sciences, Information Management and TESOL, Ryan has played a key role in the development of Salford College’s English program and continues to train in Business and Management (Diploma / Advanced Diploma levels).


Karen Hewton
Business Trainer

Karen began as a VET trainer for Salford College in 2017, and she teaches students in Diploma of  Business and Advanced Diploma of Business. She brings 30 years business experience with her. She has owned a variety of businesses – general store, outback transport company, retail outlets, and a wholesaling and importing company.

Her qualifications include Graduate certificate in Business, Diploma of Retail and Diploma of Counselling.