Seán Barnes

Seán has significant experience in leadership and executive roles, primarily in the engineering industry in NZ and Australia.

His more recent experience includes advisory roles to support organisations (SMEs and government) with strategy, sustainability and team performance. He is passionate about realising the potential of business to have a positive impact on social and environmental outcomes, and working with them to deliver improvements in performance.

Seán is recognised as a creative thinker who combines technical knowledge, research and strong interpersonal skills to generate and synthesise new ideas and opportunities. His key strengths are facilitating change, systems thinking, sharing expertise, learning quickly and communicating effectively. Seán prides himself on growing values-based relationships based on trust.

Seán holds a Ph.D. in Chemical and Process Engineering, and is a Chartered Professional Engineer and Member of the Institute of Professional Engineers NZ.

Seán is based in Christchurch.