Barbara was introduced to the world of corporate professional development in 2000. Since then, she has acted in hundreds of development programs across many sectors. She can quickly develop specific characters and deliver authentic, consistent performances in role-play simulations or forum theatre presentations. In this manner, she can highlight everyday workplace challenges and generate valuable shared learning for a more efficient and effective workplace environment. Barbara has developed high-level facilitation and coaching skills, and finds this line of work both powerful and intensely rewarding.

Barbara’s clients include Macquarie Bank, Caltex, Optus, AMP, NewsCorp, Microsoft, KPMG, Infosys,  DEXUS,  STA NSW Transport, Unilever, Volkswagen Financial Services, Macquarie University, Qantas, and Johnson & Johnson.

Barbara is a partner and co-founder of Corporate Actors Australia. For more information, please visit


“I have worked with Barbara for over 10 years and admire how quickly she takes briefs and how she then assumes the required role with ease. Barbara has credibility with even the most senior executives and is a pleasure to work with.”

Caoimhe Richmond
Director, Capability Pty Ltd

“What I value about Barbara is a combination of winning factors: firstly I find her listening skills are phenomenal – she really wants to understand the brief and she’s perceptive in identifying complexities and clarifying ambiguity; secondly, she’s a lovely person with real warmth, empathy and a generous desire to support others’ success and development; and lastly as a corporate actor she’s so versatile and a joy in front of my clients.”

Audrey McGibbon
Psychologist, coach, facilitator – EEK Management Consulting