Inducted in to WPSC Hall of Fame 2013 for her contribution to Community Service:
Wendy attended Wanganui Park High School from 1975-77. Starting in Year 10, Wendy was proud to be a foundation student at the school. It was while studying at Wanganui Park that Wendy developed her strong interest in politics.
Wendy became part of the Young Liberal Movement at the age of 16, and was active in the organisation through the 1970s, 80s and 90s.
In 2002, after a long and successful career in small business with Lovell's Newsagency, Wendy embarked on a parliamentary career after being elected Member for North Eastern Province in Victoria's Legislative Council. On being elected, Wendy was immediately given a portfolio responsibility and held shadow portfolios including Women's Affairs, Aboriginal Affairs, Consumer Affairs, Tourism, Housing and Children and Early Childhood Development.
Wendy is now Minister for Housing, Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development. She is both Deputy Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council and Manager of Government Business in the Legislative Council.
She is also a graduate of the Fairley Leadership Program and is known for her commitment to the community through Service Clubs and fundraising committees.