Wendy is an accomplished life sciences executive with over 14 years’ experience in commercial and innovation leadership roles. In her current role as Cluster Champion for Health Precincts with Jobs for NSW, Wendy works closely with the leadership teams of a number of emerging health and education clusters, government, universities, industry and the startup community. Her work aims to accelerate the development of these clusters into thriving innovation precincts.
Wendy possesses a deep understanding of the Australian health system and its challenges, and the local and global medtech sector. She has successfully led the introduction of new medical technologies into the ANZ market, as a leader of strategic marketing and sales teams with Johnson & Johnson Medical and Sanofi Genzyme. Wendy has also driven regional capability building initiatives in real world research and product launch planning. Wendy is a passionate advocate for leveraging digital technology to deliver better health outcomes at scale, forged from her experience in working for Sanofi’s start-up Innovation Business Unit. Prior to joining Jobs for NSW, Wendy was the General Manager, New Business & Stakeholder Relations for Healthdirect Australia – a government owned disrupter in digital service delivery.