Wendy

Wendy
Board Member

Wendy was born in England, educated at South East Essex Grammar School and later at the South East Essex Technical School and School of Arts, Wendy excelled in English, Mathematics, French and Art, and she went on to take degrees in Marketing and Home Economics.

Wendy went into her first business before she was aged 20 when she opened an up-market hairdressing salon and boutique chain, which she operated for 14 years. This was followed by time as National Sales/Marketing Manager for the Microwaves Division of Phillips Major Appliances where she was the driving force responsible for sales of 1 million dollars’ worth of microwaves sold in nine months. Then in 1987 she met her present husband Doug and decided to come to Australia in 1991 to retire!

Retirement meant that she joined the radio division of WIN Television in Wollongong where she helped progress the then 2 Double O up in the ratings. When local radio went FM some 18 months later and 2 Double O became i98 she spearheaded the station’s climb to the top ranking spot in the local market.

Wendy left i98 in 1996 and established her own company, Wendy Gee Management, and took with her many of the clients she had serviced during her time with the WIN organisation. It was in 1997 she joined WAVE FM as Sales Manager, progressed to General Manager and is currently the Executive Regional GM for NSW overseeing all of the company’s commercial radio stations in NSW as well as their network of Country Music stations that were launched in 2007 under the Hot Country Banner. At the same time she continues to service her loyal personal clients under an agreement with the station’s owners.

2017 sees Wendy celebrating 20 years with Grant Broadcasters. During her time with WAVE she has seen the station come from 15 points down in the ratings to hold top spot for two surveys. Wendy is also proud that WAVE continues to hold its demographic spot in the 30 to 54 year old market, and can’t speak highly enough of her staff and their devotion to their work.

Wendy likes to support as many local charities as she can, whether personally or through the radio stations in NSW that she looks after.

Her personal interest in the local Kidz Wish Foundation and the Youth Achievement Awards and The Disability Trust goes back many years. Wendy believes being able to help children with special needs and their families be a little happier not only brings its own rewards, it puts our busy lives into a reality check.