Wendy Venter

Wendy is a board director and independent 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 is an independent member of the Treasury’s Audit Committee for the Government Financial Statements, and chairs the risk and assurance committees of Stats NZ and the Parliamentary Counsel Office. She is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a member of the Institute of Directors and the Institute of Internal Auditors.