Barry is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with extensive experience in the Building Services Industry, in Contracting, Consulting and Client representative role, in various parts of the world, including UAE, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Oman, Russian Federation, and India.

He has gained substantial experience in all aspects of design and construction during his career, and his innovative thinking nearly always leads to more efficient cost effective solutions in the projects he is involved in.

He serves on both the CIBSE/ASHRAE scientific committee, and AIRAH technical committee.

He was chairman of the committee, which wrote the first Australian commissioning standards for AIRAH (DA27 & 28), and has been the recipient of numerous engineering awards.

He compiled a technical design manual and sustainable design guide for all InterContinental Hotel Group brands. This was responsible for the 2007 CIBSE International Achievement award, with the judges commenting on how these guides simplified Hotel services design to reduce both capital and operating costs, and presented the information in a way in which it could easily be understood by Engineers whose first language was not English.

He has presented at a number of industry conferences, on many subjects, including sustainability and improving the efficiency in design and construction.