Barry has spent his working life in the social housing sector occupying various positions. He was appointed Chief Executive on 8 July 2019. Prior to that he was Deputy Chief Executive / Director of Operations with a housing association in the south of England. Barry read law at university and has a law degree (LLB Hons). He has extensive experience in governance, business and strategic planning, risk management, health and safety compliance, asset management, development and service improvement; at both an executive and non-executive director level.