Barbara has spent her life working with fish.
Her father started a wholesale stall at the Melbourne Fish Market in 1968 and this business still continues. Barbara worked in the family business from the age of 19 to 24. She says that working in that business in school holidays taught her how to work, how to smile, how to swear and the backend of the business. Barbara left the fish market and worked processing scallops before moving into traceability software development.
She returned to the fish market in 2011 as the CEO, oversaw the movement of the market to its current site and has been the driving force behind trying to keep the supply of fresh seafood from Port Phillip Bay open for all Victorians.
Barbara is a member of the Women’s Industry Network Seafood Community.