Leanne Wheeler

Senior Consultant / Operations Manager (Asia Pacific)

Leanne is an international railway operations management professional with experience in the UK, Middle East, and Australia. Her experience has been gained leading major railway mobilisation projects and producing high-value bids in the transportation, defence and aviation sectors. She is skilled in railway operations management, project and programme management, stakeholder management, bid management and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) technical writing with a focus on quality and compliance.

As Operations Project Manager and Interface Lead for the mobilisation of the GoA4 metro in Doha, Qatar, she used her programme management and operations expertise to deliver approval of over 200 operations documents and technical procedures required for the final Operator Safety Case. Leanne moved to Australia in 2019 where she has supported the operator of the Sydney Light Rail throughout the critical operations readiness phase and acted as Submissions Manager for the Auckland Metropolitan Rail Services Franchise, leading the bid team towards delivering a high quality and technically compliant submission. She led a project team providing technical advisory services to Rail Projects Victoria in advance of the Melbourne Airport Rail Link opening, with full responsibility for developing and finalising the Melbourne Airport Rail Project Operating Plan in consultation with senior stakeholders.