Barbara is an experienced company director, having served on the Boards of Transpower, Genesis and Counties Power. She currently sits on the Security and Reliability Council of the Electricity Authority as well as on the boards of the Australian Solar Energy Society, Unsion and ETEL. Barbara is an electrical engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the power sector. Her early career was in transmission and she subsequently worked for large industrial companies and utilities. She has a growing involvement in renewable energy and also has her own start-up, promoting a solar PV water heating product. Outside of work, Barbara enjoys reading, line dancing and sudoku.