Mr Russell Barnett

Master of Business Administration (The University of Western Australia), Graduate Certificate in Mineral Economics (Curtin University), Bachelor of Commerce (The University of Western Australia)
Honorary Associate Professor - First Nations Portfolio, Partner - Australian Venture Consultants
ANU College of Law
T: +61 438 710 917

Research interests

  • First Nations economic development
  • Primary industries
  • Extractive industries
  • Regional development
  • Innovation

Biography

Russell (Russ) Barnett is the founding partner of Australian Venture Consultants and leads the firm’s strategy and policy consultancy. He has over 20 years of experience in complex strategic and policy analysis across a range of industries in the Australasian and Asia-Pacific Region. Russ’ main focus is the primary and extractive industries, their allied industries, natural resource management and regional development. He has led policy and strategy analytical and advisory engagements in these areas across a wide range of strategic and policy issues and initiatives for boards, c-suite and other executives in SMEs, multi-national corporations and industry peak bodies; executive government and special taskforces in local, state and provincial and national governments; and cross-sectoral, mission-oriented collaborations and joint ventures.


Russ has extensive board leadership experience in the corporate, not-for-profit and university sectors. He has completed a Masters of Business Administration (The University of Western Australia), Graduate Certificate in Mineral Economics (Curtin University WA School of Mines) and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (The University of Western Australia) and is currently a Honorary Associate Professor with The Australian National University – First Nations Portfolio.

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