A graduate in Law, Barney began his career working in BAE Systems events team before taking on a marketing communications role covering South East Asia. This led to a few years spent delivering PR and media relations in Central and Eastern Europe, particularly Romania and Slovakia.
He has also headed up communications at a business unit level, as well as supporting global change programmes.
Prior to leaving BAE Systems he was responsible for the company’s digital communications strategy, and reputation and crisis management.
His role at Freshfields is focused on developing and implementing digital strategy, and advising marketing and business development teams, fee earners and other colleagues on the effective application of online tools and channels to deliver campaigns and initiatives.