Vanessa Wende

Director of People Sciences

Vanessa is Kendo’s Director of People Science. She is an accomplished human capital specialist passionate about talent and career development. Her expertise spans career and performance coaching, building individual and organisational capability, enhancing team effectiveness and helping organisations drive employee engagement, cultural change and performance.

Vanessa has worked as an organisational development and head of people for leading corporations and government bodies. Her work history includes Qantas, TNT, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and Transport NSW. Since 2015 she has worked at Cricket Australia in the high performance team on projects critical to the success of the organisation. In 2012 Vanessa joined PlanDo Human capital an innovative HRTech start up. Vanessa’s contribution included career, capability and performance content design.

Vanessa is registered psychologist and has a Masters in Organisational Psychology. She has extensive additional professional development experience including OCI/OEI culture tools – Human Synergistics accreditation, Mindfulness and Resilience, Acceptance and Commitment training, Mercer internal position evaluation system an, Lominger Competency Library accreditation – The Leadership Architect.