Barry is a practising labour and commercial dispute arbitrator, mediator and facilitator. He was a practising attorney in Johannesburg from 1957 to 1999, specialising from 1985 in labour law, industrial relations and labour dispute arbitration.
Barry was a part-time senior commissioner at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) from 1996 to 1999 and an arbitration panellist at the Independent Mediation Service of South Africa (IMSSA) from 1985 to 1998. He is a Fellow of the Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) and is a tutor in its arbitration training programmes. He regularly presides as independent chairperson in internal corporate disciplinary enquiries. Barry is a Lifetime member of the Tokiso panel
Barry has been chairman and/or sole commissioner in eight Commissions of Enquiry, variously involving the University of the Witwatersrand, Transnet, the South African Police Service, the Anglo American Corporation, Sun International and the University of Venda.
Barry is based in Johannesburg.
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