Wendy is a communications specialist with more than 25 years’ experience in media, corporate and crisis communications, issues management and stakeholder management.

She has a specialist knowledge of the energy, health, and community services sectors, and an intimate understanding of Aboriginal affairs, including reconciliation – successfully developing and managing reconciliation action plan projects for organisations in close collaboration with Aboriginal employees, customers and external stakeholders.

A former senior State political reporter for the West Australian Newspaper, and covering Federal politics in Canberra for two years, Wendy also covered health, environmental and social issues during her 17-year career with the paper, as well as industrial relations during the turbulent reform years in the late 1990s.

She has managed communications and media for clients in the mining, energy and health sectors and for Aboriginal corporations, and for more than a decade specialised in media, communications and stakeholder management with the State’s regional energy provider, Horizon Power.

Prior to joining Cannings Purple, Wendy held an Executive role with one of WA’s biggest providers of homeless and mental health services, managing a large portfolio including communications, stakeholder management, government relations, fundraising and volunteering.

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Digital

Cannings Purple takes home gold at the 2021 SABRE Awards

Cannings Purple have been announced a winner in the Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards for the work…

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Crisis Readiness

High Court rules media companies responsible for comments on their Facebook pages

The High Court has dismissed an appeal by some of…

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Crisis Readiness

Key takeaways from the latest Notifiable Data Breach Scheme stats

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) recently released…

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Feature

State Budget 2021 – 2022: The numbers that matter

Still riding high following March’s election landslide, Premier Mark McGowan today handed down his first Budget in his dual…

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Feature

On RUOK day, check on your Stakeholder Engagement team

I’ve worked in retail and raised toddlers (and teenagers) so I…

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Corporate Affairs

WA’s rocket to infinity…and beyond

With the recent launch of Western Australia’s first homegrown satellite,…

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Digital

The State of Local Social Report 2021

Social media might connect you with the world, but it works best…

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Crisis Readiness

Cyber criminals have targeted the property sector – but are gearing up for the rest of us

A new scam has triggered alarm bells for the property…

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Crisis Readiness

Why a cyber attack crisis requires a different comms response

Most crises centre around a distinct or discrete event. An…

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Design

Showing to tell – visual storytelling and The Gibb Challenge

Show don’t tell is often cited as the ‘golden rule’…

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