Barbara Hingston is a professional Non-Executive Director, skilled in health and social services, governance, management, consumer and public stakeholder engagement. She brings energy, knowledge and capability to the Scope Board with commitment to improving health and social outcomes for vulnerable people, their families, carers and communities.
Her prior executive experience includes corporate, strategic management and organisational development in Commonwealth government, and community and non-government organisations in Australia. In each she retained focus on mission and high standards of service performance, accountability quality and safety, client value and experience.
As Director and Chair of Boards and Committees nationally and in four States, she has contributed to strategy, service delivery and client’s experience in healthcare, young people’s mental health, disability services, children and young person’s safety, as well as family and sexual violence prevention, response and recovery. Her current roles include serving as a Director of the Cradle Coast Authority (CCA) and Chair of the CCA Regional Economic Development Committee, as well as Chair of the Child Safety and Wellbeing Panel with the Department of Health Tasmania and Board member for the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority.
Additionally, Barbara is the Practice Support and Development Facilitator for McAuley Community Services for Women, Victoria supporting tutors working with children and young people whose education and learning is impacted by their experience of family violence. She remains a strong advocate for the rights, needs and position of all women, men, and children whose lives intersect with family violence, sexual abuse, and mental illness.
Barbara is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and member of the Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA). She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Administration) and Bachelor of Social Work.
In 2021, Barbara was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to community health and to people with disabilities.