Wendy Gray is a key industry liaison at AFTRS, developing partnerships between industry and the school, gathering feedback from a range of stakeholders and growing our Alumni program. She liaises with industry through the Industry Advisory Panels and runs industry-related events.
Prior to her current role, Wendy has held a number of positions at AFTRS including Head of the Industry Program, Head of the TV Unit and Industry Program Manager overseeing the development and delivery of industry short courses and industry certificates.
Wendy started her career in the media at ABC TV, where she worked for twelve years in a wide variety of production roles, across all genres. Her final years at the ABC saw her devising, producing and directing a number of children’s television series including AFI-award winning series The Ferals and forty episodes of Play School.
Subsequently as a freelance producer, Wendy worked on a wide range of television productions, including documentary series Greatest Cities of the World with Griff Rhys-Jones, and The Upside Down Show, an award-winning children’s series with The Umbilical Brothers for Nickelodeon US and the Children’s Television Workshop. She returned to the ABC joining the (then) New Media Division to work on the launch of ABC2, designing and executing channel branding and program development and production.
Wendy has also held a number of digital media roles including Online Content Producer in the marketing department for Southern Cross University and as a senior website producer for Gadfly Media, supervising website content for clients such as SOCOG and NRMA. She’s conducted various industry projects for the AFC and Department of State and Regional Development and taught production at SAE Byron Bay.
She has a BA (Communications) from Macquarie University and a Grad Dip in Interactive Multimedia from UTS.