Barry Akers

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Barry has performed lead roles in corporate communications across a broad front of organisations, sectors and issues.

After a career in journalism in Australia and the United Kingdom, he transitioned into public relations and moved to New Zealand to work with the stock exchange. He later became Corporate Affairs Manager of Fletcher Challenge, leading communications for a series of major restructuring projects and transactions.

At Senescall Akers, Barry has advised on a wide range of projects including listed company takeovers, mergers, initial public offerings, and corporate restructures. He has also been seconded to client companies in senior communication management roles, most recently as Chief Communications Manager of the Fletcher Building earthquake recovery business.