Barbara Wilby specialises in succession and transition for senior executives and organisations. Her original work with business leaders globally has proven to be a key part of the cultural transformation of a number of companies over the last decade.
Leaders today face complex environments that demand adaptive shifts in awareness, capability, speed and performance. Barbara partners with clients to identify and activate the system dynamics and leader development to cut through complexity and achieve such shifts.
Clients served by Barbara and associates since 1997 include financial services, manufacturers, professional service firms, entrepreneurs, airlines, resources and health care companies.
Barbara was thought partner, facilitator and lead coach during the ground-breaking culture transformation projects with Woodside Energy, the North West Shelf and the ANZ Banking Group from 2001-2009. Both initiatives contributed to a material transformation of those companies with commensurate commercial results. Since then she has architected and resourced leadership transformation programs for senior executive cohorts at several ASX and FTSE 100 companies.
Barbara has worked with many executives transitioning to CEO and divisional CEO roles, partnering with clients in an approach that integrates leading self, leading the organisation and leading the business. She continues to work as a sounding board for CEO’s and senior executives in a range of cultures and locations around the world.
Barbara has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Her commitment to leading-edge models and processes is evidenced by her integration of many different leadership assessment and development methodologies into effective approaches that blend the why with the what and how.
Her community contribution over the last twenty years includes supporting the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Dance Company and the ACO, coaching high potential school principals and mentoring students at the Australian School of Business. She has served on several not for profit boards and has coached and advised a number of not for profit CEOs. Barbara loves helping young people to identify and shape their unique talents in the development of their careers.