Wendy Cartwright
interim HR Director
Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Delivery Authority

Wendy is currently interim HR Director for the Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Delivery Authority, where her role involves setting up the new organisation from scratch, including recruitment of the Board and senior executive team, and establishing the HR function for this major programme. Her non-executive portfolio includes Advisory Board Chair of Global Diversity Practice and Trustee of the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. Wendy’s career spans public and private sectors, and she has held senior HR / Corporate Services roles at University of East London, Defra, EDF Energy, Standard Chartered Bank and Littlewoods.

She was formerly the HR Director for the Olympic Delivery Authority – the organisation responsible for developing and building the new venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games – where she led the HR function for seven years. Wendy is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and holds a Masters degree in Employment Strategy She is particularly interested in creating high-performing organisations, diversity/inclusion, organisational change/culture, and employee engagement.