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McMillan new boss for Bombardier Transportation Australia

Victoria’s Rolling Stock Development Division’s chief executive Wendy McMillan has been named the new managing director of Bombardier Transportation Australia.

Bombardier’s head office in Berlin this week named McMillan the business’ new head in Australia and South East Asia, and managing director of Bombardier Transportation Australia. McMillan will begin in the role on February 1.

At the Victorian Government McMillan was responsible for train and tram fleets, including the development of strategic business cases and delivery of capital projects, asset management and industry development.

“With her experience in business development, project delivery and rolling stock procurement, [McMillan] is a great addition to our senior team,” Bombardier’s president for Western Europ, Middle East, Africa and the Asia Region Per Allmer said. “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.”

Paul Brown, who has served as Bombardier Transportation Australia’s interim managing director since August 2018, will return to his role as project director for Queensland’s New Generation Rollingstock fleet, and will continue to advise McMillan and the rest of the team.

“I sincerely thank Paul Brown for his leadership in Australia in the interim and for his ongoing contribution to Bombardier,” Allmer said.

“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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