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As a pragmatic, results oriented leader and HR Director with over 25 years generalist HR experience in both SME and large international PLC operations, Barbara has considerable expertise in leading and managing change to support high performance work environments and a strong commitment to delivering business success through people. She is also a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.
Barbara has worked in the manufacturing, wholesale, distribution and logistics, retail and services sectors, specifically in the food and drink industry and, most recently in veterinary services and pharmaceuticals.
Barbara has a great ability to influence and quickly build trusted relationships, (usually involving her practical approach and enthusiasm to get stuck in, mixed with a healthy dose of good humour). Her focus in supporting the business leader’s growth ambitions is often centred around engagement and proactive employment relations management to develop their businesses to the next success milestone.
As an ex-servicewoman with a ten year military career, Barbara has succeeded in joining together her first and second professional occupations through her appointment in 2017 as a Trustee of the Women’s Royal Army Corps Association, a military charity.
Living in Derbyshire, Barbara has a lot of beautiful countryside on her doorstep to enjoy, although travelling much further afield is a particular delight and, as her husband is a devoted scuba diver, happily most of their joint holidays are very close to a warm ocean!