National Water Commission, Jamaica
An accomplished Engineer of extensive experience, specializing in water and wastewater
engineering. He has been an employee of the National Water Commission (NWC) for the past
26 years, managing both technical and commercial operations for water and wastewater
services. During his sojourn in the NWC, Mr Barnett worked in various capacities such as Wastewater
Engineer, Area Manager, Vice President Technical Operations, covering all parishes.
He was appointed President of the NWC on August 1, 2015. Mr Barnett has general oversight of all aspects of the organisation, including operations, finances and the NWC strategic direction. His specific responsibilities include:
Among his educational qualifications are a Master of Science Degree in Water and Waste
Engineering from Loughborough University in the UK, a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Chemical & Process Engineering from the University of the West Indies and a Diploma in
Chemical Technology from the College of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST).
His professional memberships and affiliation are the Jamaica Institute of Engineers (JIE),
Professional Engineering Registration Board, Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council
(WSSCC), Past President of the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) and
Past President of Rotary Club of Downtown Kingston 2019/2020).