Wendy Perry

Wendy Perry is a renowned leader, speaker, writer and innovator in Workforce Planning and Development, Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Small-Medium Enterprise (SME) capability.

Leading thinking, developing practice, translating strategy into action, and growing the potential of clients and partners. She is the Managing Director of Wendy Perry and Associates Pty Ltd, VET Strategist at WPAA and Head Workforce Planner at Workforce BluePrint.

Her reputation as a leading authority on Workforce Planning and Development and Vocational Education and Training (VET) is well earned with extensive experience working across Australia and internationally in the Agriculture, Banking and Finance, Building and Construction, Civil Construction, Community Services, Contact Centre, Defence, Disability, Education, Employment Services, Energy, Events, Food and Wine, Government, Health, Higher Education, Manufacturing, Mining and Resources, Sport and Recreation, Small Business, Telecommunications, Tourism, Vocational Education and Training (VET), and Water sectors, Wendy is known for her pragmatic and collaborative style.

Undoubtedly one of Australia’s prominent industry professionals, Wendy has developed, designed and implemented key systems for workforce development and planning and development throughout her career. Wendy is a regular chair and MC, professional presenter and speaker having spoken at conferences and forums in Australia and Asia Pacific. Addressing key topics such as workforce planning and development, digital capability, small business development and digital enabled capability, workforce capacity, capability and development, VET and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET international). She also has extensive experience speaking at national, state and territory conferences sharing her action research, giving insights into reforms, policy, industry trends, and emerging areas such as digital productivity, regional planning, workforce development and VET Strategy. She has published numerous papers, toolkits, reports and resources on workforce planning, workforce development, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Vocational Education and Training, Applying Research and Information. An advocate for reducing carbon emissions, Wendy has led her organisation to reduce their carbon emissions over a 4 year period from 60 to 6 tons of CO2 emissions. Wendy is the founding chair of the Small and Medium around the Reservoir Traders (SMART) Business Association and the Chair of the Southern Adelaide Skills for All in Regions Network.