Originally from Greenock, Wendy has lived in Fife for the last 14 years, and in Limekilns, in the new Rosyth ward, since 2006.
Following her degree in English from Edinburgh University, Wendy joined Lothian and Borders Police in 1999, serving for 12 years as a Police Officer. Following a period in operational policing, she moved into HR and Learning and Development, during which time she worked for the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland and in the Business Management Unit at the Scottish Police College.
She also worked part-time as a Communications Lecturer for the then Lauder College in Dunfermline.
She left the Police in 2011, and following a career break to look after her young children, joined the MoD contractor, Right Management, working at MOD Caledonia, Rosyth, as the Scottish Regional Employment and Training Manager on their military resettlement contract, supporting service veterans into positive employment outcomes. In October 2015, she commenced employment as a Capability and Development Manager with a global drinks manufacturer, working in a variety of locations across Scotland.
She grew up in a Liberal tradition, with an Argyllshire grandfather who knew both Ray Michie and Jo Grimond. Having always voted Liberal Democrat, she joined the party in May 2015, having realised that the party needed her input as well as her vote. She introduced Wille Rennie at the Scottish Party Conference in October 2015, and has since become Vice-Convenor of the Dunfermline and West Fife Liberal Democrats and Treasurer of the Scottish Women Liberal Democrats.
She has always been involved in her local community – she was Vice Chair of the Limekilns Church Playgroup, and Treasurer of Limekilns Primary Parent Council during its centenary year in 2012. She then served as Parent Council Chair during the period in which Crombie Primary School closed and pupils from Crombie were transferred to Limekilns.
She is now standing for election in the local council elections this coming May, in Ward 5 (Rosyth). Given her experience during Fife Council’s previous review of Primary School provision in the Dunfermline area, she is now committed to ensuring that the ongoing review of secondary provision involves the impacted local communities and that any potential educational disruption is minimised.
Other areas of concern where Wendy would want to ensure that the views of the Rosyth ward are fully represented include: development of the Scarborough Muir site in Rosyth, infrastructure in relation to the Broomhall development south of Dunfermline, and the future of MoD Caledonia.