Barry is a recognised leader in the science of catchment and water resource management, and well known for his efforts in developing knowledge-based decision-making processes in natural resource management throughout Australia and South-East Asia.
Barry brings to EcoFutures a strong academic background. He was appointed an Emeritus Professor by Monash University and previously was Director of the Monash University Water Studies Centre and Research Director of the CRC for Freshwater Ecology.
Barry was a member of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority Board for 9 years (2009-2018) and, amongst many other past appointments, has had leadership roles on the Commonwealth Environmental Water Scientific Advisory Panel, the Great Barrier Reef Water Quality Partnership Science Advisory Panel and the Gippsland Lakes and Catchment Task Force. In 2003, Barry received a Centenary Medal for services to water quality management and environmental protection. He was also made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in June 2012.
Barry is one of Alluvium Group’s directors. He plays a key role on the Board and in our business through mentoring staff and helping us to deliver the best possible science in our work.