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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Corporate Affairs

Interviewing online: the future of recruitment?

Even in the most positive jobs market in memory, attending…

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Crisis Readiness

As WA prepares to reopen, what can we expect from Omicron?

Remember the days where Australia’s COVID-19 cases hovered between the…

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Corporate Affairs

A year in the making

Cannings Purple had a big year in 2021; helping hundreds…

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Digital

How a fake death gave a real brand a heart attack

And just like that, the fake world causes a brand…

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Digital

Branding for the rest of us: B2C vs B2B

Almost all the branding talks, books and experts cover business-to-consumer…

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Content Marketing

The Royal Flying Doctor Service announces two new aeromedical helicopters to its fleet

This has never been seen before in its 93-year-long history,…

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Content Marketing

Getting your communications right this Christmas

For most companies, Christmas can feel like the final sprint…

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Feature

Poll position: Will Prime Minister Bill Shorten win a second term?

After defeating Scott Morrison in the 2019 election, Bill Shorten…

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Design

Rebranding pitfalls and how to avoid them

Branding and rebranding is often thought of as a sale-driving…

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Corporate Affairs

Changes to Cannings Purple Board and Executive Team

We recently announced some important changes to our Board and…

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