Group Corporate Affairs Director
Career: Barney graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in politics from University of Bristol. He started his career as a speechwriter for a frontbench MP in the UK parliament, and then spent eight years in consultancy, rising to Board Director at London consultancy Fishburn Hedges.
From there he was a Senior Director, Strategy and Communications for the UK’s Office of Fair Trading, before joining Unilever plc where he was global Vice President, Communications. He then joined Network Rail as Group Communications Director, followed by Rolls-Royce plc where he was Corporate Affairs Director.
Skills and competencies: Barney joined National Grid plc in October 2018 with responsibility for external and internal communications, government relations, public affairs, community investment and social purpose.
Barney brings to the Company a great depth and range of experience. This includes working in corporate communications and public affairs for a number of businesses, as well as spending time in consultancy, the UK Government and the UK Parliament.
External appointments: None