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Barbara Townsden
Human Resources Manager

Email: btownsden@codea.com.au

Phone: (02) 9291 7100

Location: Sydney


Barbara is responsible for the full range of human resource functions at Carroll & O’Dea, including the development of strategies that contribute to and support the unique culture of the firm.

She came to the firm with outstanding credentials and extensive experience in a range of industries, including education, health and financial services.

She is the employer representative on the firm’s Work Health & Safety Committee and assists with the monitoring and continuous improvement of the firm, using the acknowledged LAW9000 standard.

“The most important asset in any law firm is its people and I am proud to provide Human Resource services to the outstanding team at Carroll & O’Dea.”

Background and Experience

  • Barbara holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of NSW and a Graduate Diploma in Human Resources from Deakin University.
  • She is a Certified Professional Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.
  • Barbara gained wide experience in a range of industries, including education, health and financial services, before joining Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers in 2013.

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