Chief Legal Officer & External Affairs
Barbara was appointed Group General Counsel in January 2020 and became Chief Legal Officer & External Affairs in 2021. Barbara has over 20 years’ experience in a number of senior legal roles across Europe and in the US, most recently as Group Legal Head, M&A and Strategic Transactions for Novartis. Barbara has extensive experience across corporate, commercial and compliance matters. Alongside leading our legal teams around the world, Barbara oversees a range of governance functions including the Company Secretariat, Ethics & Compliance, and Technical Evaluation Group. Barbara is passionate about leadership and gender equality and has a wide interest in societal and community topics.