Barbara Ward, Managing Director of Impact One Consulting, is an experienced and qualified executive and has held a number of senior positions. Her previous roles include Managing Director San Foundation, CEO of Anglican Retirement Villages Foundation, AustCare and Marist Community Services, Financial Controller at Lane Cove Council and Corporate Services Director at NSW Crime Commission.
Barbara has more than 25 years’ experience and expertise, providing leadership both hands on and strategic, generating revenue and increasing donor base while expanding national, international, and local organisations with the focus on growth, financial viability and sustainability.
With a strong record of significant successes in a range of organisations be it local and state government or not-for-profits, predominantly in the welfare, health and community services environments, Barbara is one of the most sought-after senior executives known for her vision, and results-driven entrepreneurial passion and drive. She has spearheaded many projects in the community and raised between $5m to $10m per ann. One of her most significant achievements, she raised $23m in three and a half years for San Integrated Cancer Centre which did not include the other fundraising activities she managed during this period. Barbara found her start at San Foundation challenging. But she took the challenge head on, and her first move was to approach high-profile business people like David Murray AO to chair the capital campaign committee.
Barbara believes in her ability to connect, foster, and nurture relationships. She is a Fellow of the Fundraising Institute of Australia and a former president, she was honoured with the ‘Ku-ring-gai Local Woman of the Year 2017” and Gem of Ku Ring- Gai, award in recognition of her outstanding contribution and service to the community and health sector amongst many other awards. Earlier this year she was awarded Excellence in Community Service on Australia Day.
These words by Hon Pru Goward succinctly describe Barbara, “There are extraordinary challenges in fundraising, and people like Ward see the challenges and refuse to back away. Nothing about fundraising fazes her, she is one of the most extraordinary women I have met”.
Barbara sits on a number of high profile boards including Lifeline, and is the President of Australia India Business Council NSW.
The way I see it
I believe. In vision, results-driven entrepreneurial passion and drive.
Big moment. One of her most significant achievements, she raised $23m in three and a half years for San Integrated Cancer Centre.
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