Born and raised on a farm at Hagley in northern Tasmania, Guy Barnett gained a law degree and Master of Laws at the University of Tasmania. Guy worked in a Melbourne and Washington DC law firm before he established and managed his award winning government and public affairs business based in Hobart and Canberra.
After almost a decade representing Tasmania in the Senate, Guy was elected to the Tasmanian State Parliament in 2014 and now serves as the Minister for State Development, Construction and Housing, Minister for Energy and Renewables, Minister for Resources and Minister for Veterans Affairs.
Guy is also a Diabetes Australia Ambassador and an author of several books including, ‘Our Heroes, Tasmania’s Victoria Cross Recipients’ and ‘Make a difference – a practical guide to lobbying’.
Guy is married with 3 children, and enjoys cycling, tennis, squash and fishing.