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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Feature

Cannings Purple partners with Royal Flying Doctor Service WA

We are excited to announce our partnership with the Royal…

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Digital

Has Apple killed email?

There were a series of privacy upgrades and changes to Apple operating systems…

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Government Relations

Streamlining Bill to cut resources red tape

The resource sector is set to have a significant bureaucratic…

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Digital

I don’t need a videographer; I’ve got a smartphone…

The technology that is packed into our phones is quite…

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Digital

Zuckerberg takes a swipe at Apple’s fees

In a Facebook post shared on Monday, and just moments…

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Feature

Could WA lead the way to a brighter energy future?

We all know how Western Australia has become one of…

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Corporate Affairs

The importance of respectful engagement

“It was the first time I felt respected” – the…

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Corporate Affairs

National Reconciliation Week: More Than A Word

This year’s National Reconciliation Week theme, “More than a word.…

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Corporate Affairs

Can you build brand equity from a crisis? Qantas did

In the deep and chilling midst of a crisis, we believe it is possible to…

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Evergreen

Purple Conversations: Brigitte Colbert

Brigitte, Cannings Purple’s Investor Relations Associate Consultant, takes a break…

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