Our Team

  • Phill Breese

    General Manager

    Want to talk Coal Mines or drilling methodologies? Phill is your go to man for all things technical.

    Always on the move, you never know if he is on the surface or underground in a coal mine or tunnel, overseas, designing a new product, training crews, trying to catch a minute with a rep, riding a Harley, or drilling with some kind of experimental product or pneumatic contraption.

    Phill began his career as an underground coal miner at North Goonyella mine in 1994. The “Goon Show” as it is affectionately known has put some great training in to Phill and two other Quarry Mining team members and we are most grateful to them for that.

    Phill’s momentum infects everyone and he takes our team on a fast paced ride full of achievements with the customer first in mind


  • Dave Southwood

    Technical Sales Representative, QLD

    Dave is our third in the collection of experienced personnel we have collected from North Goonyella.

    He too loves drilling and roof support and knows a stack about it. His attention to detail to customer requirements is second to none and is as reliable as the day is long. He also has a personal dedication to safety and training initiatives and applies this to our products and solutions.

    He’ll see you around the northern area of the famous Bowen Basin.


  • Kevin Royal

    Manager, QLD

    Kev has unmatched passion and commitment to his projects and runs the Queensland Quarry Mining branch the same way. Our happiness and success in Queensland is due to his dedication and self motivation.

    Ever seeking improvement or better ways to do things, his brain works something like this – “the only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.”

    Quarry Mining is proud to be a community focused outfit and for the past 5 years has donated regularly to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and other charities. Thanks to Kevin’s advocacy of these initiatives, the Mackay based CQ Rescue helicopter and other local and charities and sporting teams in their region are also starting to benefit.


  • Peter Baskerville and Darren Arnott

    Technical Sales Representatives, NSW

    Pete and Daz are our dynamic duo of all things underground coal NSW. We suspect it is their other amazing skills make them exceptional overachievers. Pete has a black belt in Shotokan Karate and Daz is a many times Ironman Triathlete. That’s two very dedicated blokes right!

    Oh - and – they have both been hiding underground in various pits getting the black stuff out of the ground for over 10 years each.

    They love to help - and are more than happy to get coalfaced again to do so!

  • Ben McMillan

    Technical Sales – Civil and Tunnels

    Resident funny man – avid cyclist – as long as he can carry enough to eat on his bike!

    He’s a mover – if you need him, he’ll be there with a smile to sort out your product requirements from the quick and easy to the most complicated product issues.

    We are very proud to have this friendly handsome head around here - #Youcantgrowgrassonabusyhighway!