Michaela Barnett-Ellis was presented her Instrument and Letter of Appointment to the Senate by Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith during a ceremony on Friday, February 4, 2022.
Leader of the Opposition Michael Pintard named Barnett-Ellis to the post left open after the resignation of former senator Viana Gardiner. Gardiner left the Senate to take up a position as vice president of public affairs and special projects at the Atlantis Resort and Casino.
Barnett-Ellis, an attorney-at-law, is the daughter of former Chief Justice Michael Barnett.