Barney Irvine joined the NZAA as Principal Advisor – Infrastructure in late 2013, bringing to the organisation a broad background in government relations and communications. His role involves managing the NZAA’s advocacy in relation to transport infrastructure issues, including transport technology.
Prior to the NZAA, Barney worked for an Auckland-based lobbying and PR firm, where he assisted local and international clients from a range of sectors achieve policy and commercial goals.
In previous roles, Barney worked for two years as a trade consultant in Chile, and as a foreign affairs analyst for the New Zealand Government.
Barney has a Master of International Business and a BA (Hons – First Class) in History, both from the University of Auckland.
These days all his spare time is spent managing three small kids, and his long-time hobbies – practising judo and playing the guitar – are becoming a distant memory.