Director, People Experience, Fonterra
Wendy is currently the Director of People Experience for Fonterra, focusing on the change journey towards becoming a Purpose led Co-operative. She takes a human centred systems approach to the way change needs to be embedded for generations to come.
Wendy’s career spans over 25 years, in which time she has worked across multiple industries and held a number of diverse roles.
Originally trained as a marine Ships Captain, she has diversified into senior leadership roles in supply chain, customer services, sales, risk management, crisis response, governance, reputation management and global transformational change.
Wendy played a significant lead role in two of Fonterra’s food safety and reputational crisis and is lead the People/Wellbeing workstream in the recent COVID-19 response. She is well versed in how to turn what we learn in crises into sustainable business change.
Wendy prides herself for a people-focused mind-set with an exceptional ability to solve “wicked problems” and to deliver value and an improve stakeholder experiences. She is passionate about allowing people to reach their full potential and believe in aspirational goals.
She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Transport Economics and Private Law and is a graduate of the Global Women Leadership programme and a member of the International Women’s Forum.