Wendy Venter

Wendy is an independent director and consultant with expertise in governance, risk management, organisational change and assurance. She is a former partner at EY, deputy chief executive at the Ministry of Social Development and Assistant Auditor-General.

Wendy is a director of Plant and Food Research and GNS Science, and a trustee of Wellington’s Nikau Foundation (and chairs the audit and risk committees of all three organisations). She chairs the risk and assurance committee of Stats NZ and is a member of the Treasury’s Audit Committee for the Government Financial Statements, and the Development West Coast's Advisory Body.

She is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a member of the Institute of Directors, the Institute of Internal Auditors and Global Women.