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Russell Barnes

Russell Barnes


Russell is a Local Government Advisory Director who has over 10 years’ experience with local government, the last 6 years in the provision of client services with the Firm and the previous 4 years in the provision of audit services. 

He commenced his career as an Audit Clerk with Ernst & Young in South Africa.  Following a brief stint at university in Australia he relocated to Zimbabwe. There he spent the next 14 years in senior management roles at two major companies including a multinational construction company. Both these appointments culminated in him being appointed Managing Director.

He has direct responsibility for a large number of our local government clients and his audit, financial and commercial experience makes him a valuable addition to the Firm.

Areas of expertise

​Business planning
Strategic planning
Commercial advisory
Asset management
Long term financial planning
Local government finance


  • Audit and Assurance
  • Corporate Finance


  • Local Government