O'Reilly - Business Planning - Toowoomba, QLD, Australia

Leo O'Reilly

Toowoomba, QLD, Australia


Business Planning

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History


Darling Downs Business Advisors

September 2010 - September 2010

Management Consultant. Helping businesses to grow and prosper with practical advice that works. Specialising in Sales and Marketing, systemisation, succession and exit planning, and commercial tender responses. A mentor on the QLD Government's "Mentoring for Growth" program, I have also supplied services under the jobs assist and flood and cyclone assist programs.

President of IMC Queensland

Institute of Management Consultants - QLD

January 2009 - January 2009

Director of IMC Australia


Museum of Australian Army Flying (MAAF)

October 2007 - September 2011


L&J Enterprises Pty Ltd

February 2005 - February 2005

Management consultant to industry and defence.

Commander Aviation Capability Development Group

Australian Department of Defence - Army

January 2004 - December 2005

Responsible for the introduction into service of all new Army Aviation Capabilities. Managed the introduction into operational service of the Tiger and MRH90 helicopters.

Commanding Officer and Chief Instructor

Army Helicopter School (AHS)

January 2002 - December 2003

Responsible for the Helicopter Conversion Course (HCC), the Operational Type Transition Course (OTTC) for Black Hawk, and flying instructor (QFI) training.

Commanding Officer and Chief Instructor

ADF Helicopter School (ADFHS)

January 2000 - December 2001

Commanding Officer. Responsible for all pilot training.
Chief Instructor. Flying Instructor, testing officer, instrument rating examiner.
Transitioned Army training from Squirrel to Kiowa without loss of training momentum.
Relocated the Army element of ADFHS to Oakey, and established the Army Helicopter School (AHS) without loss of training momentum.

Deputy Director Army Aviation

Aerospace Development Branch - Australian Defence Headquarters

October 1996 - December 1999

Responsible for strategic planning for Army Aviation.
Responsible for project development for Army Aviation major and minor projects.
Gained approval and funding for Project Air 130 (2 additional CH-47D Chinooks) and Project Air 87 (Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter).
On the working group for the rationalisation of ADF helicopter pilot training.

SO2 Operations and Training

Directorate Of Army Aviation (DAVN-A)

January 1992 - December 1993

Responsible for policy on aviation training, development of new courses, review of training management packages, coordination of overseas courses, Editor of the Corps Newsletter, Treasurer of the Corps Fund, Acting SO1 in 1993

Flying Instructor and Liaison Officer

162 Recce Squadron

January 1990 - December 1990

Squadron Flying Instructor (QFI). Responsible for check and training of unit pilots, the conduct of NVG courses, and test flying unit aircraft.

Flying Instructor

5 Squadron RAAF

October 1987 - December 1989

Flying instructor. Taught Army, Navy and Air Force pilots to fly the AS350B Squirrel helicopter. Designed instrument approaches for military helicopters at Canberra airport. Converted the Army basic helicopter course from Kiowa to Squirrel.

Pilot, Operations Officer

161 Recce Squadron

July 1982 - September 1986

Reconnaissance pilot flying Kiowa
Squadron Operations Officer in 1986, responsible for acceptance/rejection of tasking requests, managed aircraft rate of effort, coordinated pilot task allocation.


Australian Army

January 1980 - January 2006

Helicopter pilot, Qualified Flying Instructor, tactics instructor, last Commanding Officer and Chief Instructor of the ADF Helicopter School (Canberra), first Commanding Officer and Chief Instructor of the Army Helicopter School (Oakey).


Australian Army

January 1980 - January 2005

Qualifications & Certifications

Post Graduate Certificate of Project Management

University of Southern Queensland

Graduate Certificate of Personal Financial Planning

University of Southern Queensland

Batchelor of Professional Studies

University of New England (AU)

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