Barry is Chairman and CEO of Truvera Trust & Mortgage Group.
Barry is also a corporate director and strategic advisor. He focuses on governance, business growth and innovation, international expansion, and accounting/finance in a variety of industries. He has chaired (and created) large boards for businesses, public institutions, member organizations, non profits, foundations, and was chair of an international organization (see below) with 32,000 worldwide members.
Barry was 2018/19 Chair of the Board of the Chartered Professional Accountants of B.C. He led their board of 17 directors governing 35,000 members. Barry was on their leadership team that unified three accounting bodies in 2015, creating a new board and governance structure. At the CPA profession’s national level, Barry represented BC on the Collaboration Accord Review Task Force, which reviewed the governance and operational relationships among CPA Canada and the regulated provincial bodies (including two territories and Bermuda).
Barry retired in 2016 as a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, after a 34 year career with them. From 1990 to 1997, Barry was a partner in PwC’s Hong Kong firm, their only partner from North America. His PwC expertise area was cross border tax and transfer pricing planning. He also held various executive leadership roles with the firm, including large client relationships, HR, Recruiting, and was their Canadian Inbound Clients Leader. Barry has lectured and given presentations in over ten countries.
In addition to Truvera Trust & Mortgage, Barry is a board director of these companies; Iplayco (until end of 2019; TSX-V traded children’s indoor playground equipment manufacturer, Chair of their Audit Committee), EasyPark (parking transportation, past Chair of their Governance, HR and Nominating Committee), and Frontfundr (fintech, Chair of their Audit Committee). He was a strategic advisor to TMF (a global business services provider). Barry further serves on the Institute of Corporate Directors’ BC Chapter Executive Committee.
Barry is passionate about community service. He chairs or serves on many non-profits, including a number of boards at Simon Fraser University (Chair of the Beedie Dean’s Business Advisory Board, Executive Chair of the UniverCity Real Estate Trust, past member of the Board of Governors, and director of the SFU Foundation), the Hong Kong Canada Business Association (past National Chairman, 1500 members across Canada), Federation of HK Business Associations Worldwide (past elected World Chairman; 32,000 members) and Arts Umbrella Foundation (Immediate Past Chairman).
During his time in Hong Kong, Barry was a Chairman of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in HK, and an early governor of the Canadian International School of HK. Barry recently joined the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice Governance Committee.
Barry has enthusiastically raised funds, through participating in the Campaign Cabinets, for Simon Fraser University, Arts Umbrella, and the new YMCA Coquitlam BC Building.
Barry was elected Fellowship by the CPA CA profession in 2005. In 2018, he received the SFU Chancellor’s Distinguished Service Award. Barry qualified as a Hong Kong Certified Public Accountant in 1993. He earned the ICD designation in 2015.