Joining her will be celebrity designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and acclaimed Australian architect Drew Heath.
"Laurence is going to be very opinionated but he’s also so much fun," she says. "Drew is very direct which I think is going to be great."
Wendy has been with the show since its inception five years ago. "I think the secret to its success is actually the foundation of the show," she says. "This is people with their own homes and their own dreams, hoping to realise them."
"The emotions and dreams that are tied up in those homes are so real and tangible that it emotionally charges everything."
Her advice to this year’s contestants is simple. "Find the inspiration behind those House Rules. Understand what the home owners actually want and see that vision through."
Wendy is regarded as one of Australia’s foremost experts on style and design.
During her ten-year tenure as Home Beautiful editor, sales experienced sustained growth from around 65,000 to more than 82,000, adding to a soaring social and digital footprint to cement itself as the country’s leading interiors style brand.
"Home Beautiful is about being inspired to create a home you love and House Rules is about teams coming together to create a home for someone else to love,"
Last year, she was promoted to General Manager, Homes and Food, at Paci c Magazines overseeing business strategy for leading home brands, including Better Homes and Gardens and Home Beautiful as well as new digital food brands – Foodiful and AllRecipes.
Wendy also curates the successful app Home Love, powered by Home Beautiful, which was launched in December 2013.
Wendy has extensive experience in publishing having previously worked at Australian Women’s Weekly, Woman’s Day and Burke’s Backyard magazine.
She lives in Sydney’s inner west with husband Peter and her six-year-old twin girls, Darcy and Ruth. In her spare time, she enjoys running and gardening.