Barry has gained experience as an accountant across a number of sectors including private sector consultancy, local government and housing. His most recent experience has been in housing where he has held two Finance director level roles over a period of 21 years. His areas of expertise and knowledge include, business planning, accounting and control, risk and risk management and audit and governance as well as strategic management. He has also gained experience as a board member of two separate housing associations including chairing committees and the board of the association. As well as the traditional accounting roles Barry is also very interested in people management and led an association to achieve number 11 in the Sunday Times best company list.