About Barbara Whitton

My name is Barbara Whitton and I live in rural Tauranga, New Zealand.  I am married to Chris and between us, we have 2 sons, 2 daughters and 12 grandchildren who are scattered around New Zealand and Australia.


I work in the local government sector, currently for the Western Bay of Plenty District Council as the Customer Experience Manager.  I enjoy the diversity and community-connectedness that comes with my role.  I am also currently serving as a board member of a small not-for-profit organisation.


I have been a Rotarian for just 3 years and belong to the Tauranga Sunrise Rotary Club.  I joined Rotary to extend my connections into our local community and to be part of the wonderfully ‘global’ organisation that Rotary is.  I am currently serving as ‘Director’ of the Community Committee, which allows me to contribute to the club at board level.  I enjoy the congeniality and fellowship of our club and appreciate the opportunity it gives me to contribute to the varied array of events and fundraisers the club organises.