Group Deputy Chairman
Barry was previously Chairman of University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) and is a pioneering healthcare business leader with extensive experience in the healthcare industry sector. He has held a number of top roles at leading international companies and has a proven track record in developing and implementing strategy in healthcare, retail consumer products and financial services.
Barry created Boots Healthcare International, the international ‘over the counter’ consumer healthcare business of the Boots Company PLC; through Barry’s leadership the business became the fastest growing ‘over the counter company’ in Europe. During his time as a board member of Boots, Barry was responsible for the global expansion of international brands including Nurofen, Strepsils and Clearasil.
Following his career at Boots, Barry has been Chairman of a number of successful, pioneering healthcare companies that have brought several ground breaking innovations to the NHS, Barry’s portfolio of innovative healthcare solutions includes ehealth business, diagnostics tests and medicines development.