Barry is Head Counsel, Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea for Baker Hughes, a NYSE listed energy technology company. Baker Hughes designs, manufactures and services transformative technologies to facilitate the global energy transition.
Barry is a recent addition to the legal profession in Australia, having first qualified in Scotland more than 25 years ago. He has spent almost his entire legal career in industry, working on oil and gas projects internationally with some of the world’s largest service companies. At one, the offshore drilling company Transocean, he led the Legal Global Operations function, working closely with the business in harnessing opportunities and resolving challenges while developing a diverse, multi-cultural team. His career has taken him from the UK to Australia via Paris and Houston, arriving in Perth in 2018. Having qualified in WA in 2018, he is now proud to be a fully-fledged member of the profession in Australia. Barry is passionate about lawyers becoming leaders, given their breadth of business knowledge and ability to identify and assess risk, and keenly promotes innovation in the provision of legal services. Outside of work, Barry enjoys golf (sometimes) and watching most sports as well as spending time with the four women in his life, his wife and three daughters.