Barbara Frost

Chief executive


Barbara Frost has been in her current role since 2005. She led on the development of the Global strategy that promotes WaterAid’s vision and values and its four Aims which link the work of all WaterAid Members - the UK, the US, Australia, Canada and Sweden - and also played a pivotal role in creating WaterAid international.  Prior to joining WaterAid, Barbara was Chief Executive of Action on Disability and Development – and worked for international NGOs ActionAid, Save the Children and Oxfam Australia. In her early career Barbara worked in Australia with the Federal and State governments, as well as with the voluntary and community sector, before moving to Africa and then back to the UK.

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