Wendy is responsible for the leadership of the Commonwealth Bank Foundation and its financial education programs. The Foundation aims to create awareness, skill and understanding of the benefits of a more financially literate community and focuses on working with young people and Indigenous communities.
Wendy has shaped the strategy for the delivery of financial literacy programs to school students across Australia and was instrumental in the development of the StartSmart program. StartSmart is high energy, interactive, engaging and most importantly educational, ensuring that young people walk away with essential skills in money management. This program reaches primary, secondary and most recently vocational students across Australia.
Prior to heading up the Foundation, Wendy held a number of roles in education and adult training, community relations and marketing, both in Australia and overseas. Wendy has a Bachelor of Education and post-graduate qualifications in Human Resources, Marketing and Communication.