Justin Barnes: Chairman

Justin led the founding team of B&M Analysts and occupied the position of Managing Director until being appointed Chairman in 2007. He serves on the board of both B&M Analysts and BMA Intelligent Systems (Pty) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary company of B&M Analysts.

He is widely respected in both the academic and industry communities as a leader in industry policy development, benchmarking and clustering methodologies, and world-class manufacturing. He has helped formulate the clothing and textile industry policy as well as the automotive industry policy in South Africa for the past decade. He has written a number of academic papers on the Motor Industry Development Programme (MIDP) and is one of the architects of the current Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP).

Justin obtained the qualifications of BA Hons, MsocSci and PhD from the University of Natal.