Director Strategic Recruiting
NEW ZEALAND DEFENCE FORCE
Wendy took up her current role in March 2013 and she is responsible for increasing the recruitment of skilled applicants into military roles through re-enlistments and overseas recruitment. She joined the Army after leaving school, attracted by the offer of tertiary education and the opportunity of a varied career path. After eleven years in uniform and three operational deployments, she left the Army and moved to the UK where she worked as a client manager in mergers and acquisitions and in sales and marketing for a national company. Eight years after leaving she returned to both NZ and the Army.
Wendy brings her significant commercial experience back into the Defence Recruiting environment and the ability to understand the Defence proposition from the candidate’s perspective. In the last 18 months she has driven change to ensure the offering and processes reflect the developing needs of both the organisation and the individual. She is enjoying working in a dynamic environment that has a unique customer value proposition.