Vera Bennett

Vera Bennett

Played by Kate Atkinson

Time at Wentworth: 9 years
Title: Governor of Wentworth Correctional Centre

While Vera is no longer lacking social skills, the public humiliation of being ambushed in the kitchen and slipping in deliberately spilt vinegar in series 2, had a charring impact on Vera’s persona moving forward.

When Vera euthanised her controlling and manipulative mother, it unleashed an ambition in Vera, aligning herself more with Ferguson. When she discovered that Ferguson sacrificed her to prisoners during an attempted take-over resulting in her contracting hepatitis C, Vera knew she had to stop Ferguson. Vera became the new Governor of Wentworth in series 4, when the arrival of handsome and charismatic guard Jake Stewart ignited a passion she hadn’t felt since Matthew Fletcher.