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Russell Barnett

Russell Barnett

Russell Barnett has over 20 years experience in managing and investing in innovative commercial projects throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Russell is a partner with Australian Venture Consultants (AVC). Established in 2002, AVC is a solution driven management consulting practice focused on creating successful commercial outcomes for innovative projects, companies and institutions. AVC's clients include some of the world's largest corporations, leading higher education and research institutions, venture capital fund managers, start-up and spin-out companies and government agencies.

Russell is also Chairman of GB Energy Limited, a director of Scanalyse Pty Ltd, director of Westcare Inc, council member of St Catherine’s College and an adjunct associate professor with the University of Western Australia Business School.

Russell has a bachelor of commerce degree, graduate certificate in mineral economics and masters of business administration.