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Wendy Craik is recognised as one of Australia’s leading independent public policy advisors, particularly on issues related to natural resource management. Wendy is currently Chair of the Climate Change Authority (starting her five-year appointment in 2015).

Wendy has an extensive record of executive level appointments in both the public and private sectors – including her role as Commissioner of the Productivity Commission between 2009 and 2014. Prior to this, she was CEO of the Murray-Darling Basin Commission, President of the National Competition Council, Chair of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, Executive Director of National Farmers Federation and Executive Officer of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

Wendy also has wide-ranging board experience including Chair of the National Steering Committee for the Ten Year Eradication Program for Red Imported Fire Ants and board member of the Reserve Bank of Australia. Her previous roles include: Chair of the NSW Marine Estate Management Authority, Vice Chair and Board Member of The World Fish Centre, Council Member of the Australian Institute of Marine Science, Chair of the National Rural Advisory Council and board member for Dairy Australia.

Qualifications and Honours

Member of the Order of Australia
2007
PhD (Zoology)
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Honorary Doctor of Public Policy
University of Central Queensland
Graduate Diploma Management
Capricornia Institute of Advanced Education
Bachelor of Science (Hons)
Australian National University