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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Government Relations

Last month in politics: dawn of the Albanese era

One month has passed since the Federal Election, but while…

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Corporate Affairs

Is your business being brave and making real change?

Following the Federal Election, incoming Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s immediate…

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Government Relations

McGowan invests heavily in health, infrastructure, diversification, and relief for WA families

Premier and Treasurer Mark McGowan has delivered another bumper budget,…

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Government Relations

2022-23 WA budget fast facts

Before we look forward to 2022-23, it’s also helpful to…

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Government Relations

The cost of living versus the cost of winning

As the worst economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic appear…

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Digital

Why is everyone hooting about cartoon apes?

Bored Apes are 2022’s hottest thing in crypto – but…

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Government Relations

Let’s talk clean energy systems

In any discussion around global warming and net-zero emissions, it…

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Corporate Affairs

Embracing the spotlight: how to make an interview your own

With consumption of news at an all time high in…

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Investor Relations

Investor Insight 20 basket outperforms during turbulent first quarter

Cannings Purple’s investor relations publication Investor Insight reflects on a turbulent first…

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Feature

Budget switches focus from national security to domestic pain relief

Commonwealth Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and his Cabinet colleagues have squarely…

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