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New Head of Australia and South East Asia for Bombardier

Bombardier has appointed Wendy McMillan its new Head of Australia and South East Asia. She is also to become Managing Director Bombardier Transportation Australia. She will start in the role on 1 February 2019.

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Queensland New Generation Rolling Stock Project © Bombardier
Wendy McMillan
Wendy McMillan

Head of Australia and South East Asia

In this role Ms. McMillan will oversee business development and sales all the way through to project execution and the delivery of services in Bombardier’s new ‘Australia and South East Asia’ region.

Wendy McMillan has nearly 30 years of experience in executive roles. In particular, she has worked in a variety of different sectors, including government, rail and infrastructure. Prior to her appointment at Bombardier Ms McMillan was Chief Executive Officer of the Rolling Stock Development Division at the Victoria State Government. In that position she was responsible for trains and trams, developing business cases and delivering capital projects among other things. 
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Managing Director Bombardier Transportation Australia

Wendy McMillan will also take over as managing director for the region. She will replace Paul Brown, who has held the position on an interim basis since August 2018. He will return to his position of Project Director for the Queensland New Generation Rollingstock project.

Per Allmer, President of the Western Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Region at Bombardier Transportation, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Wendy McMillan to Bombardier. With her experience in business development, project delivery and rolling stock procurement, she is a great addition to our senior team. With Australia and South East Asia together as one strong sub-region, combined with Wendy’s strategic leadership, our objectives are to increase customer satisfaction, drive business growth and deliver our transformation program.”

Per Allmer further said:

“I sincerely thank Paul Brown for his leadership in Australia in the interim and for his ongoing contribution to Bombardier. I also take this opportunity to thank Jayaram Naidu, Head of South East Asia, as he has been instrumental in the strong growth of our South East Asian region winning significant orders during 2018. Our powerful new team of Wendy, Paul and Jayaram will leverage the synergies, strengths and successes of both teams to jointly shape the new operations model for Australia and South East Asia in preparation for the market evolution to come.”

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