Michael Barrett is a Chartered Accountant with over 27 years of international experience in finance, strategy and corporate development, capital markets and risk management. He also has extensive experience working in the energy and resources industry. Mr Barrett was chief financial officer of Rio Tinto’s US energy business and was instrumental in leading its divestment and IPO as Cloud Peak
Energy on the New York Stock Exchange. Returning to Perth in 2015, Mr Barrett spent two years as national lead partner for Deloitte’s Risk Advisory Energy and Resources practice where he
specialised in corporate governance, board advisory and risk management. Mr Barrett has been engaged as a consultant to Pearl Global and has gained an understanding of many facets of the business including operational plans and the scope of third party interest in seeing its technology rolled out locally and internationally. He then joined Pearl's board in August 2018.