Barry was born into a family that has a deep and long-lasting relationship with Montefiore. His mother, Miriam, was a driving force of the Ladies’ Committee for many generations, in addition to being a Board member for more than 17 years.
Proudly elected to the Board in 2001, he continues this commitment with a deep passion and involvement and is presently on the Admissions Committee.
After a 5-year period working with a sharebroker, Barry began his career in the ladies clothing industry in 1965. In 1969, he commenced his own clothing and manufacturing business, which he ran successfully until 1998.
During the early 1970s, and under the Presidency of the late Hal Goldstein AM OBE, Barry was an active member of Montefiore’s House Committee, in addition to being involved with admissions. He is also the past Federal Executive Director of the Australian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a position he held for 15 years.