• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0314

Ward, Barbara

(1954 – )
  • Born 12 February, 1954, Gympie Queensland Australia
  • Occupation Businesswoman


Barbara Ward was born on February 12, 1954 in Gympie, Queensland, educated at Aspley State High School and studied Economics at the University of Queensland.
Barbara was advisor to the Hon Paul Keating, MP between 1979 and 1985. ( Keating was Treasurer of Australia between 1983 and 1991).
Barbara held various positions with TNT Finance between 1985 and 1993 and then was Chief Executive of Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services 1993-97.
Barbara has been Chairman of North Power since 2000 and a director of the Commonwealth Bank since 1994.

(Source: Herd, Margaret (editor) Who’s Who in Australia, 2002, 38th edition, Crown Content, Melbourne.)

[NB: the above biography was researched and written by Philida Sturgiss-Hoy]

Published resources

  • Book
    • Contemporary Australian Women 1996/97, 1996
  • Edited Book
    • Who's Who in Australia 2002, Herd, Margaret, 2002
  • Resource