Board Director Wendy Smith
Wendy is the Executive Chairman and Director of Vipac Engineers & Scientists Ltd. The Australian family owned company carries out laboratory qualification testing on a range of technologies on projects in Defence and Aerospace, such as the upgrade of the Anzac Frigates, Collins Class Submarine, The Attack Class Submarines, Joint Strike Fighter F-35A, Super Hornets, Australian FEDSAT Satellite, Huon Class Minehunter, Ocean Patrol Vessel and Protector and a range of armoured land vehicles including the Bushmaster.
As a former Member of Parliament, Wendy was Shadow Cabinet Secretary, Shadow Minister for Small Business and a former Ministerial Advisor to the Kennett Government for Major Projects and Infrastructure development, she has extensive experience in Government and Corporate Relations and Business management. She has a vast knowledge and understanding of good corporate governance and has chaired many Government Committees, reviewing much needed new legislation and consulted widely with the business sector so as to formulate sensible and working legislation which has benefited business.
Wendy was appointed to the Board in November 2021.