Senator Wendy Askew
Senator for Tasmania
Born and raised in Launceston, Wendy and her family continue to enjoy the many benefits of life in Tasmania. Wendy and her husband, John, were recently married in Launceston. She also has two adult children, both serving the Tasmanian community - one as a school teacher, and the other with Tasmania Police.
Wendy is a proud Tasmanian who loves being involved in community activities. She has been a Rotarian for over 10 years, is a Past President and Paul Harris Fellow, and remains a passionate and active member of her Club.
Wendy has had an extensive and successful career in banking, having held a range of senior management positions. She also had the opportunity to support St Giles Society as a General Manager, assisting children and adults with disabilities across Tasmania.
Wendy has worked with former federal Members for Bass, Michael Ferguson and Andrew Nikolic, and played a key role in each of their election campaigns and more recently as an Adviser to The Hon Dan Tehan MP.
Wendy has a keen desire to see all Tasmanians realise their maximum potential through policies that support them to achieve their goals, with a hand up rather than a hand out. Wendy understands that small businesses need to be able to make decisions in their best interests rather than worry about red tape restricting them. Wendy is working to keep our economy strong and vibrant because that is what allows us to deliver the essential services Tasmania needs.