Life After Stella
Watch this space as more and more Ex-Student profiles come to light…Thanks to Barbara for being the brave one to go first! If you’d like to add your story to this page please email the Ex-Students Coordinator.
Barbara Etter, Class of ’76
Barbara graduated from Sixth Form at Stella Maris Manly in 1976.
She is currently the Principal of BEtter Consulting, a boutique legal practice based in Hobart which specialises in post-conviction reviews, coronial matters and possible Miscarriage of Justice cases (see www.betterconsult.com.au). She has had 30 years of distinguished police service in various jurisdictions and reached the rank of Assistant Commissioner in WA Police. In 2008 was awarded the Australian Police Medal (APM) in the Australia Day Honours List.
Barbara has lived and worked in Sydney, Adelaide, Darwin, Perth and Hobart. She has been happily married to Colin for 23 years.
Barbara is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society and the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences. She holds a Pharmacy degree, an Honours law degree, an MBA, a Master of Laws and the AICD Company Directors Course Diploma. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD), a Fellow of the Australasian College of Biomedical Scientists (FACBS) and an Adjunct Professor within the School of Law and Justice at Edith Cowan University. She is also a University Fellow with Charles Darwin University.
In 2006, Barbara won the WA Telstra Businesswoman of the Year. In 2014, she was inducted into the Australian Businesswomen’s Network Hall of Fame.
Barbara is currently involved in seeking to get the Sue Neill-Fraser 2010 murder conviction back before the courts in Tasmania. Sue’s story appeared in the July 2015 edition of The Australian Women’s Weekly and has also featured on A Current Affair and 60 Minutes.