John Barrington, Managing Director


John BarringtonFor John Barrington the key to strategic planning and development is the identification and implementation of effective actions that create value.  Working with boards, CEOs and executive teams, he is acknowledged for his ability to help them establish plans to deliver those practical outcomes.

John’s relationships with leaders overarches and informs the collaborative skill-set that Barrington Consulting Group brings to the strategic thinking and performance of clients.  John has assembled a diversely qualified team leveraging industry experience and specialist knowledge to advantage clients. Barrington is a recognised leader in the practice of strategic advisory work at board and executive level.

Strategy and governance are John’s key competencies. Over the past 15 years, John has led public companies, government enterprises and community benefit organisations across Australia in the resolution of strategic issues, development of corporate plans, design of board governance policies and complete board enhancement reviews.  John helps directors and executives to identify the true strategic issues confronting an organisation and in developing strategies to achieve growth targets.

John’s commitment to community contribution has led to Barrington Consulting Group’s support of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Committee for Perth, WA Sports Federation, Wheelchairsports Association of WA, Australian Institute of Company Directors and Curtin University Social Entrepreneurship Competition.  At an individual level, John is Chairman of Anglicare WA and is a Board Member of Perth International Arts Festival. John served on the State Council of Surf Life Saving Western Australia for 5 years, while President of the Cottesloe Club, where he is now a Life Member.

Prior to this he was on the State Council of Management of Police & Citizens Youth Clubs of Western Australia. He is also a past State President of the Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand.

John is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds a Bachelor of Business from Curtin University in Western Australia, and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, a School of The University of NSW.



Missionary Zeal

By John Barrington

In a discussion with a CEO on Purpose, he remarked, “We’ve got to be careful of missionary zeal”. It was a great comment because missionary zeal that sees an organisation spearing off in an inappropriate direction is problematic. But is missionary zeal about the Purpose of the organisation really a problem?

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About face...and choosing board members

By John Barrington

Two social media posts that arrived at similar times started me thinking about the diminishing occurrences of face-to-face meetings.


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