Barbel Winter is the Managing Director and founder of futures Upfront. With almost 25 years’ experience in the community sector, she has built a strong reputation in Australia and New Zealand as a thought leader in personalisation, diversity management and consumer driven service delivery.
Since 2012 Barbel has completed over 50 projects for futures Upfront. To learn more about the work done by futures Upfront click here
Prior to setting up futures Upfront, Barbel’s roles were:
Business Development Manager, Self Managed Services; Ability Options: conceptualising and systematising the principles and operating framework needed to underpin a customer oriented, demand driven, person centred, support service; and developing frameworks for delivery across the whole organisation.
Regional Manager for CCS Disability Action, Auckland: supporting over 600 children and adults with disability annually through various disability services; as well as running a fee for service mobility parking scheme supporting over 10,000 customers.
Executive Officer, Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW: lobbying governments and supporting and training disability agencies across NSW to better support people from diverse backgrounds.
Board Member of multiple organisations including: Holdsworth Community Centre and Services; NCOSS (NSW Council for Social Services; NSW Council for Intellectual Disability; Accessible Arts and more.
Barbel’s expertise includes training, policy development, advocacy, management, service delivery and capacity building alongside consumers, communities and the sector at large.
At times futures Upfront works collaboratively with others. Through the projects we are involved with we work with many staff within organisations. We also work with other consultants, social entrepreneurs and individuals who want to make a difference. The people we have worked with over the last couple of years include:
I acknowledge that my work is conducted on the land of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations. I pay my respects to Elders past, present and future, for they hold the memories, traditions, Cultures and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Sovereignty was never ceded.