Leanne Bristow served in the Australian Regular Army for 7 years before transitioning to the Army Reserves where she is in her fourth year as an active Reserve member for the 9th Battalion 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 and within the Queensland Police as an APS member before deciding to join the JLB-Yaran team in 2020. With skills and qualifications gained within the ADF, Leanne has been able represent JLB-Yaran 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 has 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.

As a Veteran, Leanne understands the responsibilities and challenges that can present themselves when transitioning from the Full-Time ADF into civilian employment. However, Leanne is quick to attest that JLB-Yaran assisted her with her transition and have continued to support her work as an active reserve member. She is confident that JLB-Yaran understands the importance of her reserve service.

Outside of her full-time 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. In the future, she intends to seek out more opportunities through JLB-Yaran’s professional development commitment to fulfil her career ambitions.