Wendy Simpson | Chairman, Springboard: Australia & Wengeo Group
In addition to being the Chairman of Springboard Enterprises, Wendy is Chairman of Wengeo Group, an innovative diversified industrial group with investments in manufacturing, industrial property development, and new media. She also Chairs CitytoCity Australia and is a Board member of World Vision Australia. For eight years, Wendy was a Senior Vice President of Alcatel Asia Pacific, where she grew the business to 4.2 billion euros in annual sales and delivered major mobile and broadband services to 17 countries. While in Shanghai she played a key role in negotiating with the Chinese Government to bring internet to China. On Australia Day 2013 she was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her services to disadvantaged young people and a range of women’s organisations. In October 2013 she was listed as one of The Australian Financial Review’s 100 women of Influence.
She has also had pioneering global leadership roles with BHP, QBE Insurance and TNT International. She completed an IPO of an automotive aftermarket group (ASX:AMA) which at the time was listed by BRW as Australia’s second fastest growing company.