Wendy Craik

Wendy Craik AM Commissioner

Wendy Craik AM


Dr Wendy Craik AM was appointed a Commissioner of the Productivity Commission in June 2009.

Wendy is currently working on an inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning.

Wendy previously worked on:

Wendy was Chief Executive of the Murray-Darling Basin Commission from 2004 to 2008.

Prior to this Wendy was President of the National Competition Council, Chair of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and Chair of the National Rural Advisory Council. Other former positions include Chief Executive Officer of Earth Sanctuaries Ltd, a publicly listed company specialising in conservation and eco tourism, Executive Director of the National Farmers Federation, and Executive Officer of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. She has also worked as a consultant for AcilTasman Consulting.

Wendy holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the Australian National University, a PhD (Zoology) from University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and a Graduate Diploma in Management from the Capricornia Institute of Advanced Education, Queensland.

Wendy was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia in 2007 for service to the natural resource sector of the economy, particularly in the areas of fisheries, marine ecology and management of water reform, and for contributions to policies affecting rural and regional Australia.