The Vice-President (Advancement) leads the strategic direction for Advancement activities across the University. This is achieved through collaboration with all areas, and in particular, working with the Chancellor, college deans, the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, the University Executive and the ANU community. The Vice-President (Advancement) oversees the Division of Alumni Relations and Philanthropy.
Barbara was appointed Vice-President (Advancement) at ANU in February, 2018, coming to Australia from the University of British Columbia (UBC) where she served as the Vice-President, Development and Alumni Engagement for ten years.
At UBC, Barbara led what was at the time, the most ambitious fundraising and alumni engagement campaign in Canadian history (2008-2015). The campaign raised $1.624 billion and engaged 130,000 alumni over the life of the campaign, exceeding both its targets on time and on budget.
Prior to joining UBC, Barbara was the Associate Vice-President for Development and campaign co-director at the University of Florida Foundation (UF). In addition, Barbara shared responsibility for planning and implementing UF's $1.5 billion campaign (2005-2012).
Before joining the University of Florida, Barbara was senior fundraiser for the Florida Philharmonic and worked for the New World Symphony (Miami) and the Florida Grand Opera. Prior to that, she was a high school teacher of Music and French in England and in the Bahamas.
Barbara Miles was the District VIII Trustee on the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Board of Trustees, from 2015-2018.
Barbara earned a BA in Music from the University of Southampton, UK, and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education from the University of London, Goldsmith's.