Barry is a keen recreational paddler in sea kayaks beginning this interest in 2005. In 2009 Barry committed to take a more active interest buying his first sea kayak and joining the Sandgate Canoe Club where he remains a member today having served for many years as vice president and secretary. Barry can be found on most Saturdays with his wife Charmaine and Sandgate Canoe Club members somewhere in Moreton Bay waters.
Barry is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Director of his own company offering specialist rail infrastructure knowledge to a range of clients across Australia. Barry’s career of 40 years began as a civil engineer in Queensland Railways where his operational, leadership, strategic, contractual and financial knowledge was acquired over a diverse career including 10 years as a senior General Manager. Barry joined Leighton Contractors for two years before starting his own company five years ago.
Barry commenced as Treasurer on the Board of Queensland Canoeing in early September 2017.