Barbara’s background is in communication and media, having worked as a journalist, press secretary to state and federal government ministers (health, agricultural, primary industry and energy portfolios) and, for the past 18 years, as a consultant in stakeholder engagement and issues management.
As Managing Director of Pax Populus, Barbara is responsible for managing the overall business and leading the stakeholder engagement practice. She is highly experienced in crisis communications and issues management and has advised on numerous sensitive and contentious issues involving high levels of social conflict and reputational risk across the Asia-Pacific region. Her main sectors of experience are mining, forest resources, energy and infrastructure.
Barbara is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the International Association of Business Communicators and the International Association for Public Participation.