Barbara Down, who lives in Newcastle upon Tyne with her husband David, is a trained nurse. For most of her working life she volunteered with IofC in the UK (including being PA for the Secretary of the Oxford Group), Southern Africa and the United States. In 2007 she became an employee of IofC UK, with various roles - firstly assisting with the different IofC websites, later working as Head of HR and finally as an Outreach Worker. In June 2022 she retired but continues to volunteer with IofC.
Long-time MRA/IofC volunteer, PA, also worked in communications and outreach teams