Chris Barrett is the Executive Director for Finance and Economics, and the Chair of the Finance Dialogue Steering Group. In these roles, he leads the international strategy on the potential and logic of the low-carbon transition from economic and finance perspectives.
Before joining the European Climate Foundation, Chris Barrett was Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Australia to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for three years. Prior to this, he was Chief of Staff to the Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan from 2007 to 2010, and served in the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet from 2003 to 2007, culminating in the position of Deputy Secretary of the Policy and Cabinet Group. He began his career as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in Melbourne in 1992, and has degrees in economics and public policy from the University of Melbourne and Princeton University.