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William Leslie

INTRODUCTION

A bi-lingual, well-rounded Health, Safety, Environment and Quality standards certification and compliance management expert with vast experience across the aviation, aerospace, and oil and gas industries, driving high performance results in project management, business process improvements, quality and safety management, standards certification, and compliance management. Managed complex projects worth millions of dollars related to end-to-end airport operations, and established safety and quality programs that served across multiple high-risk industries. Proven success leveraging international experiences to navigate complex cross-cultural environments and build high performing multi-cultural teams. Some more notable areas of expertise include: Quality, safety and environment management; Standards auditing and certification management; Auditor training; Business process design and improvements; Risk and risk-based audit management; Document and engineering quality; Standards and regulatory compliance; Technical writing; resource management and recruitment; Customer management; and Project contract management (Front End Engineering and Design).

Academic Credentials

Academic:

  • Master of Sciences and Technology (Aviation), University of New South Wales, Australia.
  • Master of Business Administration (Quality Management), Charles Sturt University, Australia.
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Economic Sciences), University of St. Gallen – Switzerland.
  • Diploma in Engineering (Automotive), Gewerbe Schule Samedan – Switzerland.

Certifications (not including in-house training programs):

  • Systems Engineering, Boeing Defence, Australia.
  • Certificate IV in Project Management, Australian College of Project Management, Australia.
  • Quality/Safety Lead Auditor, Southpac Aerospace, Australia.
  • Technical Writing and Documentation, N&H Communication – Australia.
  • Certificate IV in Training (Train the Trainer), Australian Institute of Management, Australia.
  • Performance Management, Infocenter Training and Consulting, Qatar.
  • Targeted Selection Interviewer, Development Dimensions International, Australia.

Professional Experience

Nov/2010 – Present, INTERTEK GLOBAL (QATARGAS) – Doha, Qatar.                                                                                       SENIOR CONSULTANT – Business Management and Support Supporting Project business activities from FEED through to completions, such as the development of business contracts, business process manpower resourcing. Supporting document control and the stewardship handover process. Provided expert guidance in the development and implementation of the Corporate Quality program, and authored the Company Quality and Safety policies, manuals, and various processes. Effectively mapped business processes and developed several improvement models to senior management for consideration. Managed audit and pre-audit programs and the acquisition/retention of ISO certifications across engineering and construction programs. Performed technical writing and authoring on numerous policies, procedures and work instructions for business and operation both onshore and offshore. Delivered the ISO Transport Safety certification, leading to the first of its kind in the country.Led all phases of the various process mapping exercises required to provide traceability of company management systems, in line with ISO requirements, across 8 divisions and 16 departments.Spearheaded the design, development, implementation, and training of the Corporate Quality Manual that provided clear delineations between corporate, operations and major project functions. As a member of the ISO and GSO standards development technical committee, I played a key role in supporting the development and review of the ISO quality (9001:2015) and safety (45001:2019) standards.
Feb/2009 – Oct/2010 QATAR FOUNDATION – Doha, Qatar.                                                                                                         SENIOR ADVISOR – Business Process Improvements. Proactively led the attainment and retention of ISO Quality, Safety and Environmental management certifications, as well as the ISO 15489 Information and Documentation (Records) certification through risk‑based auditing. Coordinated business process improvement and risk management projects and supported the development and authoring of a new document management system. Headed the achievement of the ISO Guidelines for Training (Learning Organisation) certification, being the first organization to obtain such certification in the country.Supported the establishment of a document management system, optimizing document quality and version control, and realizing around 60% more efficiency to end-to-end process management. Managed the acquisition of the ISO Information and Documentation certification.
Jan/2006 – Feb/2009, BOEING DEFENCE AUSTRALIABrisbane, Australia.                                                                           SENIOR MANAGER – Quality and Improvement. Provided leadership and support to the four Quality managers that reported to me, including performance management and skills development. Led quality management and business process improvements for the Network and Space Systems division across four major aerospace-engineering projects. Served as SME for compliance and risk management to the engineering teams in support of attaining and maintaining industry regulatory certifications. Established an auditing program driving improvements across four major projects that increased productivity levels by 15% and reduced program risks by 10%.Supported and served as a subject matter expert in attaining the Authorised Engineering Organisation (AEO) certification in accordance with regulation 3 of the Technical Airworthiness Management Manual (TAMM).
Mar/2002 – Jan/2006, VIRGIN AND PACIFIC BLUE AIRLINESBrisbane, Australia.                                                             MANAGER – Process Development and Compliance. Managed process development and compliance for all critical ground operations. Driving process improvement projects with focus on regulatory compliance, health, safety, environment, and quality, and risk management, with flight operations support. Maintained the Virgin Blue and Pacific Blue ground operations procedures manuals to high quality standards and in compliance with CASA requirements. Acted as primary lead in the airline’s safety management and dangerous good transport committees, and as principal subject matter expert in various ground operations projects. Established quality management and internal audit programs for ground operations, in alignment with international standards, improving customer satisfaction ratings by over 20%.Led the re-engineering of the Domestic/International Ground Operations processes manuals, thereby improving compliance to Civil Aviation Safety (CASA) by 30%.Project tested around 10 IT projects worth over $2m, with strategic relevance to the airline due to its criticality (Kiosk, Electronic Trim sheet… etc.).
Oct/1984 – Mar/2002, ANSETT WORLDWIDE AIRPORT SERVICESCanberra, Australia.                                                  GENERAL MANAGER – Canberra and South/East Regional Airports. Managed all aspects of ground operations and airport general management for Canberra and the South‑East regional airports (2 million passengers per year), including operations, safety, quality, environment, health and risk management, lounge and customer service, aerodrome emergency and security, and aviation dangerous good transportation.

Extracurricular Projects

Nov/2010 – EBI Consulting – Milan, Italy: Technical writing project related to business, IT and financial management systems (remote operations).

Feb/2009 – SAI Global – Perth, Australia: Western Australia ISO auditor management and branch process improvements.

Dec/2008 – Entity Solutions – Brisbane, Australia: Technical writing and consulting for the Brisbane Airport Corporation Car park ISO compliant manual development.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Standards and Regulatory Compliance Experience Summary: ANSI, API, AS, CASA, FAA, ICAO, IATA, IOSA, ISO, SAE, MIL, JAS-ANZ, NTSB.

Lead Auditor and Certifications Experience Summary: ISO 9000 (ISO 9001) Quality Management series, ISO 10015 Competency Management, ISO 15489 Information and Documentation – Records, ISO 17025 Testing and Calibration Laboratories, ISO 19011 Auditor Training, ISO 27001 Information Security, ISO 45001 and NEBOSH Safety Management, and Business Process Design and Improvements (BPI, BPM, BPMN, Six Sigma).

Languages: English, Italian, and German.

Memberships/Alumni: IATA registered trainer, ISO/GSO Technical Committee, EFQM, ASQ, BSI, UNSW, CSU.

Additional: Australian and European passports.