Wendy Saunders

Senior Natural Hazards Planner

GNS Science

Dr Wendy Saunders is Senior Natural Hazards Planner at GNS Science, where she is a leading expert on risk-based land-use planning for natural hazards. Wendy provides advice and guidance to district and regional councils, as well as national government agencies, on options for reducing natural hazard risks through land-use planning. In 2017 Wendy was part of the team awarded the New Zealand Planning Institute’s Best Practice Award for the natural hazards chapter of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council Regional Policy Statement.