With experience across some of the most iconic brands, from the LifeStyle Group of Channels at Foxtel to Australian Women’s Weekly and Burke’s Backyard, Disney, Australian Home Beautiful, and Better Homes & Gardens, Wendy is one of Australia’s most respected media executives.
Her current role as Group General Manager, Lifestyle at Foxtel has seen a complete rebrand of the channels and a new line up of Australian production for the coming year, to add to the already successful slate that has kept the LifeStyle brand as a favourite amongst Australians.
Her eleven-year reign as editor-in-chief of Home Beautiful Magazine saw the magazine’s circulation soar, showing a growth peak of over 40% and taking the number one position in the Lifestyle print sector.
In her role as a judge on Channel 7’s House Rules, from launch to the most recent seventh season, her on camera skills have ensured a strong and loyal following, and showcased her deep knowledge of both high-end and mainstream interiors.
Having spear-headed the annual Home Beautiful Style Forecast, her public speaking engagements presenting the future trends for Australian interiors are extremely well-regarded. Her understanding of the social trends driving the changes in the Australian lifestyle have helped many companies shape successful communications with their audiences.
As General Manager, Wendy has conceptualised and driven new revenue streams, transformed business models, and worked across categories to grow business.