policy impact with FIPRA
Barbara joins FIPRA with over 20 years of experience in shaping opportunities and mitigating risks posed by public policy and geopolitical developments for businesses at a national, EU, European, and international levels.
Barbara’s professional journey reflects a rich tapestry of experiences, starting as an Environment Policy Executive with the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC) in Dublin. Her trajectory expanded as she transitioned to IBEC’s EU representation office in Brussels and later onto leadership roles within Accenture. During her tenure at Accenture, Barbara's contributions in governmental relations spanned EU, European, and global spheres, fostering her deep-rooted expertise in digital policies covering AI, cloud technologies, cybersecurity, data privacy, and the broader impact of digital technologies on economies and societies.
She has extensive experience in delivering effective government relations and stakeholder engagement strategies as well as thought leadership-based advocacy campaigns. Her expertise includes advising senior leaders on the impact of politics and policy on business strategy, alongside political and reputational risk management.
Barbara holds an MA in European Studies from UCD, a Diploma in Applied European Law from the Law Society of Ireland and an MBA from Solvay Business School. She most recently completed a course on Business Sustainability Management with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).
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