Wendy Smith is Chief Executive of the South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce. 

Wendy has significant experience working with the business sector fostering business and community vitality through a wide range of leadership roles. She has led talented and dedicated teams across a number of sectors to achieve business growth and prosperity for South Canterbury.  

Wendy was Chief Executive at Aoraki Development Business & Tourism for a number of years and prior to this was Chief Executive at Aoraki Polytechnic for 9 years, leading  the organisation’s financial and educational recovery.

Wendy has also held a number of governance roles in the NFP and commercial sectors, currently holding a board member role on Bidwill Hospital and Bidwill Foundation Boards.