Norfolk County Council
Wendy joined Norfolk County Council in August 2014. Being the fifth largest shire county in England Norfolk has a population of just under one million and has one of the fastest growing economies in the UK, ranking 15th for jobs and 10th for business numbers, with a commitment to deliver 65,000 new homes and 45,000 new jobs over the next ten years.
Wendy has driven the council’s transformation programme, focusing on priorities such as real jobs, good infrastructure, supporting vulnerable people and excellence in education. Recent achievements include joint investment in the Norwich Research Park, Scottow Enterprise Park and the International Aviation Academy, and the extension of the council’s apprenticeship programme.
Wendy is an independent member of Council of the University of East Anglia and a co-opted member of the governing body of the Norwich University of the Arts Higher Education Corporation. She is also a Trustee of Diabetes UK.
Wendy lives in Norwich with her daughter Mia.