Head of Media & Government Relations / Water Corporation
Richard Barrett is a highly experienced corporate affairs, government relations and governance professional with more than 18 years of experience in leading strategy, delivering outcomes and developing teams. Mr Barrett has held a number of high profile positions in Australia and UK, predominantly in the major infrastructure, public transport, resources, transport and ports sectors.
Prior to becoming the head of media & government relations at Water Corporation in January 2020, he was the director of corporate and government affairs at Pilbara Ports Authority which is the world’s largest bulk export port authority, with responsibility for strategic communications, issues management, government relations, stakeholder engagement and community relations.
Mr Barrett holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts, is a Fellow of Leadership WA, a board member of St John's School, and a Member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia.