Wendy is head of Policy, Programs and Strategy at The Smith Family, focussed on program impact, strategy development and execution. She has more than 25 years’ experience in management, administration, and leadership across a range of environments, including the community sector, policy and advocacy organisations, and public service sectors. Wendy is a qualified Social Worker and holds a second degree in social sciences. She has worked across a range of policy areas including homelessness, family wellbeing, education, young people and disability. She has also held a number of leadership roles across a wide variety of policy and program areas in the (then) Australian Government Department of Family, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA). Wendy joined the board in Dec 2022.