Barry manages the Digital Institute and works alongside the Director to ensure the Institute delivers on its three core initiatives:
His background is in business management, particularly relating to the management of innovative software development. He holds a BA(Hons) in International Business Management, from the University of Newcastle and the Graduate School of Business – Ecole Supérieure de Commerce Grenoble, France and an MBA with Distinction from Newcastle University.
Barry was previously a Director at Arjuna Technologies (1999-2009) where he was responsible for business operations, finance, investor relations, and information services. He worked to secure first and second round VC investment, grant awards for R&D and prize funding for innovation and realising the value from the start-up through acquisition and trade sale. Before that he was a research coordinator within the Computing Science Dept at Newcastle University responsible for the coordination and management of a portfolio of large-scale, collaborative research contracts across Europe.