Leo Jensen Consulting has provided exceptional service and insight in a number of major consultancies we have performed in the past. Protiviti is a global consultancy that works with Governments and major corporations to identify sources of risk and to advise and implement innovative solutions to improve stakeholder value. In two instances in the recent past for major government consultancies, Protiviti sought timely and practical advice in the areas of town planning and development applications (for the ACT Auditor-General) and environmental management systems (for ACTEW Water). In both instances Leo Jensen Consulting was able to identify the right resources and knowledge, and embed themselves in a broader team to provide insight. The outcomes of each project were well-regarded by the clients and led to lasting positive change for the organisations. We continue to value our relationship with Leo Jensen Consulting.
Leadership & Management
Leo Jensen was a Senior Manager at Caboolture Shire Council during my term as Mayor. Leo led his staff with energy and compassion. His drive to protect sensitive land and endangered species was outstanding. Leo initiated many environmental projects resulting in lasting beneficial outcomes into the future. The Planning Unit during this time was very busy with Development applications, this can be challenging for Planning Managers. Leo was at all times ethical and fair in the assessment processes. He enjoyed great respect from his peers and the development industry. Leo also shared his expertise to the wider LG and Planning forums for their greater benefit.
Joy Leishman | Owner Ozilite & Former Mayor Caboolture Shire Council (2000-2008)
I have worked for Leo as his Manager Planning and Environment for just under two years. In addition I have known Leo professionally and as a colleague for approximately 20 years. Leo's honesty and integrity are without parallel. He provides reliable and consistent advice and decision making, thus providing an extremely high level of professional and personal credibility.
Leo's knowledge of planning and management process in Queensland is founded on practical experience though soundly based in lawful context.
He is an experienced mentor and shares his professional and managerial experience with all personnel freely and without favour.
Garth Moore | Manager Planning & Environment, Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Leo is a man of integrity and has been very supportive of me in my position. Leo actually takes the time to understand the situation whenever I seek his advice, and therefore his direction is informed, understanding and supportive. I would recommend Leo as a person who has vision, but also sees the finer details. Leo cares about people, has a strong business focus to get the job done, but without compromising honesty and integrity. It is an absolute pleasure to work with Leo.
Narelle Poole | Project Coordinator at Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Leo was my direct report manager at Caboolture Shire Council. It was a pleasure to work under Leo's leadership and direction. He was supportive and provided many development opportunities for myself as well as other direct report staff. He provided a positive team culture and through his leadership achieved many departmental projects and corporate outcomes.
Michelle Webster | Executive Manager Administration & Customer Service at Central Highlands Regional Council
Leo's management style was an inspiration to me. His focus on keeping the staff motivated and looked after, with a genuine interest in our personal situations was part of the success of the Planning and Environment Unit at the time. His technical knowledge, combined with ability to manage the different stakeholders, as well as his staff meant that all who worked with him at the time will remember Caboolture Council as one of the defining moments in our careers. Caboolture's Planning and Environment Unit was definitely one of the unfortunate casualties of the Council amalgamations.
John Taylor | Former Senior Planner at Caboolture SC
Urban & Regional Planning
Leo is a professional and qualified planner. His approach to all business is to be aware and familiarise himself with key concepts, strategies and management principles. He is a strong, fair and consistent leader, who will always strive to get the best for those he works for and with.
Kathy Kelly | Manager - Workforce Development at Local Government Association of Queensland
Leo is a dynamic and effective manager with excellent planning and leadership skills. His commitment to his staff is second-to-none, and his management style promotes excellence and innovation. While in his role as Manager Planning and Environment at Caboolture Shire Council, Leo led a motivated and valued team of planning and administration professionals who consistently produced award-winning planning outcomes. His leadership on and commitment to sustainability elevated Caboolture Shire Council to a respected position among environmental leaders in Southeast Queensland.
Siobhan Bland | Former MBRC/Caboolture SC employee
I had the pleasure of working alongside Leo for many years. Leo is a strong and vibrant leader who built a team culture of mutual respect, encouragement and commitment to the organisation and its strategic goals. Through his leadership and guidance, his team were successful in winning many awards for their innovation and dedication to Environmental Planning.
Kim Moore | Learning and Development Programs Manager
Training & Assessment
Leo Jensen Consulting has delivered a number of training programs to local government and the private sector for The Planning Academy. His expertise, knowledge and helpfulness are always well received by both training participants and fellow trainers. Leo is a pleasure to deal with and is committed to delivering an excellent outcome at all times.
Robin King-Cullen | Multi-award winning trainer and a leader in statutory planning