Michael Barnett is Chief Executive of the Auckland Business Chamber. He is a highly respected voice for business and has led the Chamber for more than 25 years.

In his role as CEO he leads a management team dedicated to fostering business success by providing a wide range of business advisory and support services to the business community. He is committed to the objectives of diversity in the workplace and achieving greater work-life balance.

Prior to his time with Auckland Chamber Michael spent 15 years within the manufacturing and supply chain industries involved with importing and distribution in New Zealand.

He was a proud recipient of a NZ Order of Merit in 2011 for services to business.

Michael is currently a director of both the Auckland Chamber and NZ Chambers of Commerce & Industry. He is chairperson on the following boards: