Michael Barnes PSM

Chairperson

Mr Barnes was appointed to the Board as Deputy Chairperson in August 2013 and assumed the role of Chairperson when he became Acting Under Treasurer in the Department of Treasury in February 2014. Mr Barnes was appointed to the position of Under Treasurer on 21 April 2015. Mr Barnes was previously the Deputy Chairperson for the period from July 2005 to February 2009.

Prior to joining the Department of Treasury in 1997, Mr Barnes worked in the Commonwealth Treasury where he commenced his career as a graduate in 1992. Mr Barnes holds a Bachelor of Business degree with Honours in Economics, and was awarded a Public Service Medal in the June 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours for outstanding public service to State government finances in Western Australia.