Co-founding partner of Haine & Smith, Barry lives with his wife Liz near Devizes. They have had three sons and their eldest, Giles became a partner of Haine & Smith in 2009.
After entering optics Barry gained a qualification in management. He has been an Adviser to the General Optical Council and a past examiner of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, as well as Chairman of the Federation of Ophthalmic and Dispensing Opticians.
Outside of optics Barry is a member of the Salisbury Diocese Council for Mission and the Aldhelm Mission Fund group, Church Life Coordinator for All Saints’ Church Burbage, and a long-standing member of the Marlborough Rotary Club. Barry also enjoys playing tennis and bridge and is a season ticket holder at Southampton Football Club.