We want to deliver great ideas and opportunities to clients in a responsible way, while running a well-governed business that positively contributes to society.

Adara Group partnership

We partner with Adara Group to support women and children living in extreme poverty across some of the most remote parts of the world. Our staff volunteer their time on transactions with Adara Partners – Adara’s ‘for purpose’ corporate advisory business. And every day our staff choose to buy coffee from our Barrenjoey barista, with funds going directly to Adara’s global projects.

Barrenjoey Co-Executive Chairmen, Guy Fowler and Matthew Grounds, are Panel Members of Adara Partners with our Non-Executive Board Chair, David Gonski. They donate their time to advise on Adara’s transactions.


Watarru Collaborative, Kunmanara (Wipana) Jimmy, Beryl Jimmy, Imitjala Pollard, Kuka Mamu, 2018, Synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Artbank Collection

Supporting Australian contemporary artists

We’re delighted to support Australian contemporary artists through our partnership with Artbank. Our collection of Indigenous and non-Indigenous works at Quay Quarter Tower has been provided through Artbank’s leasing program where all funds generated are reinvested into acquiring new works each year.


Indigenous education

We believe that improved educational outcomes for young Indigenous students will lead to a more prosperous and brighter future for all Australians.


We’re helping Yolngu children achieve their potential through our support of Dhupuma Barker – a new independent school in the Gunyangara community of East Arnhem Land. The recently opened school offers 35 children from kindergarten to Year 6 a bilingual education with a culturally relevant curriculum specifically designed for this community.

From Left-to-Right: Klaudia Szargawinska, Partner, Guy Fowler, Partner, Alison Bentick, CEO, NASCA, Harry Murphy, NASCA Pathways Lead, Sheena Duncan, Impact Director, Li-Enn Koo, Partner, Tim Galt, Partner

Supporting NASCA

We’re proud to be partnering with NASCA, a First Nations led not for profit that provides holistic support to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, supporting them on their educational pathway to a self-determined future.


NASCA is a 100% Indigenous-led organisation with over 90% First Nations team, and supports over 1500 young people of all genders annually. Barrenjoey supports a Sydney-based Pathways Lead that will enhance NASCA’s current Program, and allow for more personalised support around post-school planning and transition to further education, employment or training.



Diversity and Inclusion

At Barrenjoey, we recognise that we can only create great ideas for our clients and positive outcomes for communities by having diverse perspectives.

We also recognise that building a diverse and inclusive workplace is a continual process.

Achieving equal representation of men and women in senior roles in the industry will take sustained effort and time and this remains a key priority for Barrenjoey.

We’re committed to:

Building a diverse workforce with a range of backgrounds, perspectives and ideas
Ensuring all our employees feel valued for their contribution and are empowered to thrive and be their authentic selves
Recognising and appreciating people for their uniqueness
Creating a safe workplace where discrimination, harassment, bullying and intimidation will not be tolerated
Ensuring we provide opportunities that support the advancement of women

Responsible business ​

Responsible business for us means having transparent policies and practices that support the long-term interests of all our stakeholders including our employees, clients and suppliers.
  • We have clearly defined values that provide guidance on what we expect from our people in addition to our Good Conduct Code. Other policies ensure we are operating in line with relevant regulations and that we have processes where clients and employees can raise issues.
  • We have a highly credentialed and diverse group of directors on our Board. They are responsible for overseeing the effective supervision and governance of Barrenjoey.
  • We believe in supporting local; we’re trying to use Australian suppliers as much as we can across all parts of our business. ​


We are committed to addressing the impacts of our business activities.

  • We are knowledge-sharing with our strategic partner, Barclays.
  • Our office in Sydney – QQT – has been recognised as a world leading with a 6 star ‘Green Star’ building refurbishment. For our own office fit-out, we have used local suppliers, products and recycled furniture.
  • We have implemented cloud-hosted Software as a Service (SaaS) as part of our technology strategy that is efficient, flexible, and minimises our environmental footprint.