Non-Executive Chair / Western Australian Treasury Corporation
Most Notable Role
Michael Barnes PSM was appointed to the position of under-treasurer in April 2015, after having acted in the role since February 2014.
Prior to that, he spent more than 5 years as the deputy under-treasurer after holding a number of senior positions across the department, mainly in the areas of revenue policy, fiscal strategy, and whole-of-government financial management and reporting.
Mr Barnes is chair of the Western Australian Treasury Corporation, and also chairs both Treasury’s Budget Management and Finance, and Risk and Audit Committees. He joined Treasury in 1997 after starting his career as a graduate in the Commonwealth Treasury in 1992.
He was awarded the Public Service Medal for his outstanding public service to state government finances in Western Australia.