Barbara Ward was appointed to the Qantas Board in June 2008.
She is Chair of the Audit Committee, a Member of the Safety, Health, Environment and Security Committee and a Member of the Nominations Committee.
Ms Ward is a Director of Caltex Australia Limited, a number of Brookfield Multiplex Group companies and the Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation.
She was formerly a Director of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Lion Nathan Limited, Brookfield Multiplex Limited, Data Advantage Limited, O'Connell Street Associates Pty Ltd, Allco Finance Group Limited, Rail Infrastructure Corporation, Delta Electricity, Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy. She was also Chairman of Country Energy, NorthPower and HWW Limited, a Board Member of Allens Arthur Robinson and The Sydney Opera House Trust and on the Advisory Board of LEK Consulting.
Ms Ward was Chief Executive Officer of Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services from 1993 to 1998. Before that, Ms Ward held various positions at TNT Limited, including General Manager Finance, and also served as a Senior Ministerial Advisor to The Hon PJ Keating.