MBA Alumni End of Year Celebration

MBA Alumni

Celebrating your Adelaide MBA
Please join fellow MBA alumni for the Adelaide MBA Alumni networks final event of 2019 and celebrate the rise of the MBA program to the number two spot in the latest The Australian Financial Review BOSS magazine rankings.

Barbara Gare is the Managing Director and a co-founder of Y natural skincare will be our guest speaker for the evening.


Barbara Gare has an MBA from the Adelaide Graduate School of Business, undertaken as the 1998 winner of the prestigious Guy Lloyd Scholarship. Her MBA, BSc Honours (Geology, Zoology and Botany) and studies for a BA (Chinese, German, Spanish and International Studies) were also undertaken at the University of Adelaide.

After working in a diversity of fields ranging from geophysics to mathematics to innovation in new media, Barbara shifted her focus to the beauty industry with two other Adelaide MBA Alumni. After initial conversations in 2004, they together founded this company with the intention of taking Y natural to the world. To this day, Y natural remains true to the vision of a business that is ethical and respectful of our planet, with a world-class product that is truly beneficial for skin and well-being.

Barbara is an environmentalist and a lover of the arts, and her passion is for the wellbeing of individuals, communities and our world. Not known for doing things half-heartedly, for many years Barbara competed in Rogaining, a sport in which she’d run and navigate cross country for 24 hours, winning the World Rogaining Championships (mixed division) in 1992. She’s still on her feet, now training for her next marathon.

This focus, determination and stamina has in many ways become a defining characteristic not only of Barbara, but of our business. Y natural is genuinely revolutionary and we could not be more proud.

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