Rebecca Barnes
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Rebecca Barnes

Ministry for Women / Manatū Wāhine

Director, communications and stakeholder engagement

  • Leads policy advice on the gender pay gap, pay equity, APEC and the UN.
  • Focused on economic and international issues, strategic policy and futures policy.
  • Previously at the Treasury, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry for Primary Industries and the Ministry of Defence.
  • Holds a first class Honours degree from the University of Otago (international politics) and a Bachelor of commerce (economics).


Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade / Manatū Aorere
Foreign Policy, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor
Apr 2013 - Jun 2015
The Treasury / Te Tai Ōhanga
Senior Analyst, International, Senior Adviser Minister for State Owned Enterprises
Jun 2015 - Jun 2017
Ministry of Defence / Manatū Kaupapa Waonga
Principal Analyst
Jun 2017 - Dec 2019
Ministry for Primary Industries / Manatū Ahu Matua
Chief Advisor, Policy and Trade
Jan 2019 - Oct 2019
Ministry for Women / Manatū Wāhine
Director Policy (Economic and International)
Oct 2019 - Present

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