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:
- Diversity Works NZ
- Local Government Business Forum
- Auckland Business Forum
- Auckland Children’s Christmas Parade Trust