Barbara Kerlen

Involved in standards development since 2015, Barbara has made a mark as a dedicated and motivated committee member. Barbara is a participating member on a range of committees, including being chairperson of the National Retail Technical Standards Committee, the industry working group on button battery safety and sitting on the ISO COPOLCO (Consumer Policy Committee) mirror committee, which focuses on the most effective areas for consumer participation in standards.

Working as a Product Safety Manager, Barbara has been audience to the various cases of damage caused from ingestion of button batteries. Barbara worked closely with Standards Australia to facilitate a forum to highlight the problem and to gain consensus on the development of the first ever national standard for button batteries. Barbara believes well-developed standards are a great tool for a wide range of industry stakeholders. Barbara’s dedication to protecting consumers across Australia and the world is an incredible asset to standards development at both a national and international level.

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbarageens/
Position: Technical Standards Committee Chairperson
Email: policy@nra.net.au
Phone: 1800 RETAIL