Laura Barnes - QCOSS' Senior Manager for Policy, Advocacy and Capacity

Globalisation and shifts in the world order are the reasons Laura Barnes believes Queensland communities need support now, more than ever.

QCOSS’ Senior Manager Policy, Advocacy and Capacity, Laura plays a leading role in our engagement projects.

She has more than 20 years’ experience in employment programs and policy in Queensland, holding both government and non-government roles.

Laura also sits on the Regional Development Australia Committee, the perfect complement to her work for QCOSS.

“After so many years working in policy, I was attracted to QCOSS because of the its connection to people and communities. Our place-based work is really important because if we build good communities and strong regions then it will lift everyone up,” Laura said.

Laura is a committed exerciser and frequently competes in swimming and running events to fundraise for charity.