With a background of 25 years in management, health, emergency services, migration, recruitment  and private industry, and Masters level qualifications in business, Leanne Stevens is well positioned to help clients and share her experiences with business owners and managers.

A Registered Migration Agent and Director of  Emergico Migration and Relocation (www.emergico.com), Leanne provides advice and assistance to people wishing to move to Australia.  She has successfully assisted several hundred happy clients to settle in Australia through Employer Sponsored Migration; Partner Visas, and Business Migration.

Within the ambulance industry, Leanne has achieved significant outcomes and results across a range of operational and strategic areas, through working at all different levels of management within Queensland and Tasmania.

Her project roles have included the development of the Chemical, Biological and Radiological Response capability in 2005 and, in 2006-7, an International Recruitment Strategy for Queensland Ambulance Service which has resulted in the appointment of over 200 Qualified Paramedics from the United Kingdom, to Queensland Ambulance Service.

By way of background, Leanne was a Registered Nurse who commenced her career in ambulance in Tasmania in 1988, when she became the first female to be appointed into a Student Paramedic role in Northern Tasmania. Ten years later she moved to Queensland to pursue a successful career in ambulance management. She has consistently maintained her clinical focus at the level of Intensive Care Paramedic, until recently participating in an on-call roster as a Rescue Paramedic on the Queensland Rescue helicopter based at Archerfield.

Leanne in Rescue 500

Awarded Ambulance Service Medal

Leanne was awarded the prestigious Ambulance Service Medal in the Australia Day Honours List 2006 in recognition of her contribution to the industry across Australia.

Academically, Leanne holds:

  • Masters of Business Administration from the University of Queensland,
  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree with double majors in Management and Human Resource Management,
  • Advanced Diploma of Health Science (Advanced Prehospital Care) – the recognised qualification for Intensive Care Paramedics in Queensland,
  • Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law from the Australian National University – leading to registration as a Migration Agent.
  • General Nursing Registration, formerly registered in Tasmania, Victoria and Queensland.

Leanne has been recognised as a female leader in the business community through numerous nominations and awards including the Directors Award for Leadership, University of Queensland; and being a Finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards (Community and Government category.


Super Helga Cartoon

Business Consulting

Leanne provides high level advice to industry and business, across a range of areas including strategy, operations, systems implementation, international recruitment and policy.  She has completed a number of significant organisational and operational reviews which have resulted in re-alignment of structures and business priorities.

Leanne also helps businesses apply for Tenders, Grants and Contracts.

Previously, Leanne was the founder and co-director of a small company which provides safety and risk management services to the motorsport and automotive industry across Australia and the Asia-Pacific, before selling the business to her co-director.

Professional Memberships

Leanne is regularly engaged to speak at public and private events and functions, and is considered a role model and mentor for females in management. She is currently:


Australian Financial Review September 2007 “From Helicopters to Leadership”

University of Queensland 2006 “Life and Times of a Top MBA Graduate”

“Emergency” February 2006 “ASM’s for two outstanding paramedics”

 “The Beacon”, February-March 2004 “Black Hawk Helicopter Crash”

“The Beacon” April-May 2003 “Aeromedical Patient Says Thanks”