The Stewardship Group

Barbara MacLennan,

Manager Workforce Development, ToiEDA

Barbara has management experience in local and central government, community organisations and the private sector. She specialises in cross-sector collaboration to achieve results around community-led aspirations and plans at local and regional levels. She’s been actively involved in the Ōpōtiki Harbour Development project for over a decade and helped catalyse Eastern Bay’s focus on workforce as a key enabler of inclusive growth and development. 

Barbara leads Toi EDA’s Workforce Development Programme. This supports locally led and regional cross-sector innovation to address barriers to workforce participation and create new pathways into good Eastern Bay jobs and careers.

Barbara’s interest in being a member of the YEA stewardship group is based on her commitment to cross-sector collaborative practice that drives system level change.