Barry joined the SMI Board of Directors in June 2021. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan, Edwards School of Business with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in accounting and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA). Prior to his retirement in 2017, Barry was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for VersaBank (formerly Pacific & Western Bank of Canada), a Canadian Schedule 1 Bank, and had the same position for its parent company. Both entities were public companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Barry is active in the community serving on the board of directors for several not for profit organizations including Emmanuel Care and Riverside Country Club.