Phone: 07 577 7000
Barbara has over 20 years’ experience in local government, with 15 years at a general manager level, leading teams in Ruapehu, Opotiki, Whakatane, and Tauranga. She started with Tauranga City Council as GM: Regulatory and Compliance in 2019, before moving into her current role in 2022.
Barbara’s role covers libraries, customer services, call centres, community development, The Historic Village, Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, venues and events, arts and culture, places and spaces, property, and civil defence emergency management.
Barbara has a reputation for building strong, connected teams that have a focus on delivery and are always mindful of the need to engage with our community. While her role manages different teams compared to her previous role at Council, her focus remains the same – working in partnership with the community to make Tauranga an amazing place to live, work, play and visit.
Barbara and her husband moved to Tauranga in early 2019 and love the Tauranga lifestyle.