A key member of Enterprise and Ensight’s leadership team, Barbara Fox has been instrumental in spearheading the companies’ growth. Appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise in January 2002, she is responsible for planning and management for the company.
Barbara is well known for her expertise in business and issues management – a reputation earned through three decades of strategic planning, communications, event management and project leadership. She has proven ability in working with a wide range of clients, providing solid advice, developing solutions to problems and executing programs to meet clients’ objectives.
She has been with the company since 1993 and continues to serve a diverse client base in both the public and private sectors with her skills and experience in government relations, event management, media relations and communications.
Prior to joining Enterprise, Barbara’s experience included serving as Deputy Press Secretary to the Premier of Ontario, Corporate Relations Manager for Magna International Inc., Principal of Media Concepts Communications Inc., and Senior Consultant with Grey Canada, an international advertising and public relations agency.
Her career has also included prominent roles in coordinating and facilitating high-profile events, including official visits by the Prince and Princess of Wales, Nelson Mandela and Lech Walesa; the 1996 Toronto Olympic Bid in Tokyo and the Toronto Economic Summit. She established a strong foundation for her event management expertise early in her career, handling international relations in the Government of Ontario’s Office of Protocol.
In addition to her expertise in events and issues management, Barbara also specializes in communications and media relations. Through her extensive dealings with the media in various roles, she has developed considerable knowledge and contacts in the media field. She offers clients insightful advice on how to enhance their public image, while skillfully developing and executing news conferences, media tours, strategic interviews, media training and media analysis.
Barbara is Chair of the Board of St. Clement’s School, and a former member of the Board of the Ontario Trillium Gift of Life Network, which plans, promotes, co-ordinates and supports organ and tissue donation across the province. Her community involvement has also included serving on the Board of Toronto Crimestoppers and as a member of the Women In Nomination (WIN) Committee.