Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Michael Barrett is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Cloud Peak Energy. Prior to that appointment, he was the Chief Financial Officer for Rio Tinto Energy America (RTEA) beginning in April 2007. Mr. Barrett has been with RTEA in Gillette since 2004 and previously held the position of Director, Finance & Commercial Analysis.
Mr. Barrett joined the Rio Tinto group in 2001, serving in the business development area with Rio Tinto Iron Ore, based in Perth, Australia. He began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in England, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant before transferring to Australia. Mr. Barrett subsequently worked as a Senior Business Analyst for WMC Resources Ltd and was Finance Director of two small publicly listed technology companies.
Mr. Barrett holds a joint honors degree in Economics and Accounting from Southampton University and is a Chartered Accountant.