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Leanne Wheeler - Senior Consultant / Operations Manager (Middle East)

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Leanne is a language and communications professional who is educated to Master’s degree level in Translation and Professional Language Skills and is experienced in bid project management, quality and compliance. For over seven years, she has practised these skills in the rail industry gaining an excellent grounding in railway operations and customer service. To date, Leanne’s background includes supporting high-profile bids and mobilisations in the Middle East, working in the Eurostar corporate communications and stations teams in the UK and providing translation and editing services for various corporate clients, including Amazon UK. Leanne is currently studying for the IRO BSc Degree in Railway Operations Management.


Since joining North Star, Leanne has led communications projects at the Docklands Light Railway and has helped to produce various bids in the healthcare, aviation, defence and transportation sectors. Significant projects include being heavily involved in writing, editing and ultimately producing the technical bid plans for Serco Middle East’s tender for the operation and maintenance of the Doha Metro and Lusail Tram.


Her recent assignments include project managing the North Star team that assisted Talgo to successfully prequalify for the provision of HS2 rolling stock in Madrid and supporting RKH Qitarat with leading the coordination and production of all operational documentation for the Doha Metro/Lusail Tram Safety Case in Qatar. In addition, Leanne is Operations Manager for the North Star Middle East Office in Dubai, where she is responsible for business development in the region, whilst continuing work for various clients.

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