Chair, NB Power; Director, NAV Canada, Xplornet Communications,
Wajax Industries, Medavie Blue Cross, Apex Industries and
Atlantic Industries; co-CEO, Barrett Corporation
Mr. Barrett is co-CEO of Barrett Corporation, a North American investment and management company. He is CEO of Barrett Diversified Inc., which operates wholesale distribution companies in Canada and the U.S., and is co-founder, significant shareholder, and serves on the Board of Xplornet Communications, a leading broadband and communications company in Canada. In addition to NB Power, Mr. Barrett serves on the boards of: Wajax Industries, a public company traded on the TSX which is a leading mobile equipment and industrial supplies company in Canada; two private companies based out of New Brunswick; Atlantic Industries; and Apex Industries. Mr. Barrett also serves on the board of directors for Nav Canada, a private sector, non-share capital corporation which owns and operates Canada's civil air navigation service (ANS), and Medavie Blue Cross, a not-for-profit health services partner for individuals, employers and governments across Canada.
In 2009, Mr. Barrett was a recipient of the knowledge industry award (KIRA) as Industry Person of the Year. He was inducted into the New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame in 2010 and was honoured with a F.ICD designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2016. Mr. Barrett holds a Bachelor of Arts from Acadia University and a Master of Public Administration from Dalhousie.