Cameron Barnes

Cameron Barnes

Senior Consultant

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Cameron has a multidisciplinary background. His public policy development and advocacy experience allows him to think creatively, innovatively and strategically about solutions; while his legal training has instilled a detail-oriented focus. He seeks to maximise client outcomes through strong communication skills and proactive leadership. When Cameron ran a not-for-profit organisation (NFP) with over 100 staff, he established a multi-million dollar infrastructure renewal project, developed a new strategy for business assets, provided high-level advocacy and led a campaign to better engage key stakeholders.

Influential work

  • Developed the strategic plan and operational priorities plan for the University of WA’s Student Guild, a plan that included significant reforms to service delivery, better utilisation business assets and a focus on collaboration between organisational silos
  • Contributed to the project management of an appeal before the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia
  • Developed new constitutions for a range of NFPs including student associations and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations
  • Drafted a new legislative regime to restore and protect an estuary-inlet system through greater controls over fertiliser use, improved coordination between planning agencies and a new advocacy body
  • Created new draft regulations to improve the approvals process for installing sustainable technologies in strata title dwellings.

Outside of Nous

Cameron has worked as a lawyer in the Commercial Litigation and Disputes team at Allens, a leading international law firm. He also undertook policy work for members of parliament, sat on the senate of the University of WA (UWA) for two years, assisted Teach for Australia with its recruitment efforts, and was the president of the UWA’s Student Guild.

Cameron holds Bachelors of Laws (Honours) and of Arts from UWA. He was admitted to the Supreme Court of WA and the High Court of Australia, and is qualified in the Duties and Responsibilities of the Not-For-Profit Director from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has also completed Courageous Conversations about Race: Cultural Competency Training at UWA.

In his spare time...

Cameron is currently learning how to write Japanese Kanji and adopting a robot. He also often plays tennis, hikes and maintains a winning streak at his favourite board game.