For nine years prior to joining WaterAid, Barbara was Chief Executive of Action on Disability and Development – working with disability organisations in 12 countries throughout Africa and Asia.
Before coming back to work in the UK Barbara worked for ActionAid, Save the Children and Oxfam, Australia in Mozambique and Malawi. Barbara also worked for several years in Australia with the Federal and State governments as well as with the voluntary and community sector.
Barbara is a Board member of WaterAid Australia. In 2008 her term as Vice Chair of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, ACEVO, came to an end. She had been a Board member for six years.