Barbara started her career in direct marketing. Having spent seven years in the US designing and marketing properties, she returned to the UK to work within the International Department of a major multinational HR consultancy.
Barbara joined the Authors’ Licensing & Collecting Society in January 2004 where she focussed initially on HR, then took over responsibility for Communications and Membership, looking at ways in which ALCS raises its profile amongst the membership, potential members and the public in general and devising successful marketing and membership recruitment strategies.
She has also been involved with the work of the All Party Writers Group, seeking opportunities to bring issues regarding writers to the attention of the appropriate parliamentarians.
Barbara represented ALCS on the Board of The Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA) or Société des Auteurs Audiovisuels for a number of years. In November 2015 Barbara became Chair of the SAA.