Barbara Hodge is the Global Editor of the Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON), the largest and most respected forum for executives tasked with promoting and delivering optimized business services.
Barbara joined SSON in 2000, having started her career in London's capital markets, before joining Armstrong Information, a specialist publishing group, where she spent seven years working on new launches in the B2B market.
She is now responsible for SSON's online portal content, including industry reports, case studies, surveys, interviews, etc – all of which make SSON the most trusted space for practitioners from around the world. She is responsible for leading digital content generation and sharing best practices and thought leadership with SSON’s 130,000+ global membership, as well as promoting the value of the network worldwide.
Barbara uses her extensive industry knowledge and connections to provide a unique perspective on the latest trends and developments across the SS&O landscape. She is the voice of ssonetwork.com
, SSON’s online content portal, and she regularly conducts interviews with key industry figures to ensure SSON is a one-stop shop for shared services and outsourcing resources. In her editorial role, Barbara ensures SSON’s content reflects current trends and opportunities, both in terms of technology as well as best practices, that help SSO leaders continuously drive their own teams’ performance forwards.
Prior to joining SSON, Barbara was Editorial Director at Armstrong Information, a London-based specialist publishing firm, with responsibility for launch and editorial content management for a number of management journals, including corporate communication, change management and business process reengineering. She started her career with Deutsche Bank Capital Markets in London, back in the days when investment banking seemed the cool place to be.