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Dr. Leannda Read

Senior Consultant

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Leannda has strong executive management expertise and a track record of delivering complex consulting projects across Australia.

Leannda brings to Lirata’s Consulting team her extensive experience in the management and delivery of highly complex assessment programs and consulting projects in the human services sector, particularly in disability and education.

Leannda has a strong track record of delivering as both a program manager and consultant. As the Director Professional Services for a national allied health assessment services organisation, Leannda held management responsibility for hundreds of staff and contractors across Australia.

In this role she oversaw the delivery of large scale projects on behalf of government and non-government organisations at a state and federal level, including:

  • The development of a needs assessment and prioritisation methodology for access to state-wide disability services in Queensland.
  • The delivery of two data collection projects across pilot sites in Victoria, Tasmania, and New South Wales on behalf of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
  • The development of a needs assessment, prioritisation and allocation process to support Centre-Based Respite in New South Wales.
  • The management of the eligibility and educational needs assessment evaluation process for the Program for Students with Disabilities, and the establishment of the Program for Students with Disabilities state-wide Assessment Service on behalf of the Victorian Department of Education and Training.

With a PhD in psychology, Leannda brings a rigorous approach to the delivery of complex and time-sensitive projects, with a strong commitment to the highest levels of service delivery.


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