Barry has worked in the film and television industry for more than 40 years and still works as a freelance television cameraman, mainly for the BBC. He also runs a small business designing and operating websites. His involvement with MG South Yorkshire came about through his wife Susanne, who has myasthenia and is a founder committee member of the MGA South Yorkshire Branch. After he joined the committee in 2001, he set up the MGA Yorkshire website as webmaster. This is still growing in popularity. He became chairman in 2005. Barry became a trustee in 2006.