Wendy Ah Chin is a proud Waanyi woman on her father’s side. The Waanyi peoples territories are from the south of the Gulf of Carpentaria, near Normanton in Queensland and into the Northern Territory. Wendy was born in Collinsville and spent her early years in Mount Isa. Wendy returned to North Queensland in August 2021 as the Executive Director Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health for the Townsville Hospital and Health Service.
Her background, experience and passion is in Aboriginal Health. Wendy has a degree in health science and an executive master in public administration through ANZSOG. Wendy Ah Chin previously held senior executive roles with both Northern Territory and Commonwealth government departments. Wendy was appointed to Chief Superintendent First Nations at Queensland Corrective Services in April 2023.
Wendy’s passions are addressing social inequality, improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people and building the capacity of the Aboriginal workforce.