Wendy joined the NZ-China Food Protection Network (NZCFPN) as Manager in July 2016. Wendy is responsible for managing operational activities and building relationships across the Network. She has extensive experience in managing virtual scientific networks having spent the previous six years managing the Allan Wilson Centre, one of New Zealand's seven Centres of Research Excellence. Wendy’s role as Manager of the NZCFPN aligns with her position as Manager of the New Zealand Food Safety Science & Research Centre, a position she has held since the Centre’s launch in May 2016. Prior to coming to Massey University in 2010, Wendy was Director of Adult Continuing Education at Queen Elizabeth College in Palmerston North. Wendy’s extensive experience in leadership and management across the education sector is supplemented by a Master of Management degree and a Master of Business Administration (Distinction) from Massey University.