Barbara joined us as non-executive director in April 2014 and brings extensive business, commercial and technical expertise to the role; she has particular experience in systems and process improvement, change management and governance.
A state registered nurse and psychology graduate, her career began at Kingston NHS Trust. After gaining a master's in IT she began commercial business management roles in EASAMS Ltd, Gallup Inc. and Parity plc. She was managing director at Parity Training, the largest IT training company in the UK, before joining ITN Archive as operations director to lead their digitisation programme.
Now she is Head of Business Operations and Multiplatform for Radio and Music at the BBC, responsible for governance and commissioning new media products and services. She is a member of the Finance and Investment Committee and the Quality and Safety Committee. She is also the Senior Independent Director for the Board.