Barbara (she/her) is Deputy Director of Size of Wales, a Welsh Climate Change charity that supports local and indigenous communities protect tropical forests and inspire climate action here in Wales.
Barbara has over 17 years’ experience in the international development sector working on peace building, promoting human rights and gender equity. This has included supporting projects in Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe to tackle gender-based violence, protect women human rights defenders, and increase women’s participation in climate action at local, national and international level.
At Size of Wales, she manages their international programme and leads on Size of Wales’ policy and advocacy work, engaging with Welsh Government, public sector bodies, businesses, and community groups to promote ethical supply chains. Barbara also has extensive grant funding and is safeguarding lead.
Barbara is passionate advocate for women and Indigenous Peoples’ rights which has seen her engage with decision makers at UK, EU and international level, to bring about change. Barbara has been a mentor in the Equal Power, Equal Voice programme for a number of years with the aim of promoting diversity of representation in public and political life in Wales.
Barbara is also half German and a keen linguist.