Passionate about Social Justice and Equity.
Wendy Brooks has extensive and broad experience. Her career has spanned law, music (professional violist), marketing, business development and fundraising for the tertiary education, environment and conservation, arts, health and medical research and social welfare sectors.
Wendy’s voluntary leadership positions include: Co-Chair, Human Rights Watch Australia; Board Chair of InLife Independent Living Ltd; Chair and Trustee of the National Trust of Australia Victoria Foundation; Trustee of National Trust of Australia Victoria; Board Director of Fitted for Work; Board Director of Kokoda Track Foundation and Board Director of Summer Housing Ltd.
Wendy serves on the HRW International Disability Rights Advisory Council and is a founding member of the Australian Charity Law Association and the Melbourne Women’s Fund and Patron of the Kukuku PNG Program, Global Research Centre RMIT.
Through her businesses, Wendy Brooks Consulting Pty Ltd and Director and NFP Business Services Pty Ltd, Wendy provides strategic fundraising services and a range of administrative services to the community sector.
Wendy and her husband, GM of Wendy Brooks Consulting Pty Ltd ( a computer software consultant and Veterinarian) lived and worked in Zimbabwe in the 1980s, before returning to Australia. They have four adult children, two grand daughters and one grandson.