Don Leone brings a lifetime of experience in transport, road safety policy and administration. He has a long history working for VicRoads and its predecessor organisations in a career spanning nearly 38 years. He is now applying his expertise in a consulting role following his departure from VicRoads.
Don acquired deep and extensive experience in service delivery, both in operational and line management roles, including as a regional customer service manager. He has a common sense approach to service delivery, with wide knowledge of process reform and the human issues in making front line and back office businesses hum.
Don has worked in a number of policy development roles, specialising in registration & licensing, road safety and vehicle standards, including managing compliance policy and strategy.
Don has more than 20 years experience in management and senior leadership, and has also led long and complex projects (including managing the implementation of road transport ‘Chain of Responsibility’ legislation in Victoria). For much of his career he has led teams, held management positions and has covered senior executive positions within VicRoads.
In Don’s most recent roles he was responsible for leading the policy setting and related project management for vehicle standards, motorcycle safety, accident tow truck services regulation, and road safety policy for vulnerable road users.
Prior to this, Don obtained a wealth of experience in roles associated with the development of heavy vehicle compliance policy, developing legislation in connection with Victoria’s Road Safety Act and associated Regulations, and managing VicRoads’ prosecution services.
He has a strong background in stakeholder liaison, and has provided secretariat services for industry and stakeholder advisory groups that provide advice to Government bodies and Ministers on topics ranging from heavy vehicle road transport to motorcycle safety. He has represented VicRoads on the Victorian Transport Industry Council.
Don has also been involved in numerous national and local working groups associated with national heavy vehicle reform, including the development and implementation of “Chain of Responsibility” laws in Victoria, and the creation
of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.
He has often been called upon to present at industry forums and conferences on his topics of expertise, including Victorian Transport Association State Conferences, Transport Workers Union Safety Seminars, and more recently a Global Heavy Vehicle Leaders Summit.
Don has a Diploma and Advanced Certificate of Management