Leanne Bristow served in the Australian Regular Army for 7 years before transitioning to the Army Reserves where she served four years in Brisbane. As a well-respected member of the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps, Leanne fulfilled the role as an Operator Supply Chain serving domestically and on operations internationally in both the United Arab Emirates and Iraq. On operational deployment, Leanne provided mission essential logistics support to the war fighter, ensuring that they were sustained across all supply commodities.

Following her Australian Regular Army service, Leanne has fulfilled full time employment in freight forwarding, mining sector, Victorian Corrections and within the Queensland Police as an APS member. Leanne joined the JY Australia team in 2020 utilising her skills and qualifications gained within the ADF as a Logistics Consultant in the Integrated Logistics Team managed by Team Downer on the LAND-200 project. Her strong understanding of Defence Logistics and Defence operating systems ensured her transition into project work was a seamless process. Leanne has now moved into the position of the Indigenous Development Employment Program (IDEP) as Operations Officer – Indigenous Programs. This position pulls Leanne’s experience in management and leadership and her passion to assist others to reach their full potential.

Outside of her employment, Leanne has been able to complete her Graduate Certificate in Management which compliments her Bachelor of Business specialising in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. JY Australia has provided Leanne with further professional development opportunities and has funded a Leadership course, Dare to Lead, to increase her skills whilst facilitating on the Indigenous Programs workshops.