Barbara is currently a private consultant in the fields of integrity and justice. She is a former CEO of the new Tasmanian Integrity Commission based in Hobart and prior to that, she was the Assistant Commissioner of Strategy and Performance with the Western Australia Police (WAPOL) and one of Australia’s most senior policewomen. She previously held WA Assistant Commissioner positions in Corruption Prevention and Investigation, Traffic and Operations, and Professional Development.

Prior to commencing with WAPOL in 2004, she was a Commander with the Northern Territory Police and the Director of the then Australasian Centre for Policing Research in Adelaide from 1999 to 2004. Barbara holds a Pharmacy degree, an Honours law degree, an MBA and a Master of Laws. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and has been admitted as a barrister and legal practitioner.

She is an Adjunct Associate Professor within the School of Law and Justice at Edith Cowan University. In October 2006, Barbara won the WA Telstra Businesswoman of the Year.