Barrie was appointed a non-executive director and chairman of the Audit Committee at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTHFT) on 1 December, 2017.
Barrie was born, educated, and qualified as a chartered accountant in Bradford. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA).
His career to date spans partnership roles with two major accounting firms, finance and corporate development director roles with two significant Yorkshire-based PLCs, and non-executive director and audit committee chairman positions.
For five years prior to joining Bradford Teaching Hospitals, Barrie was non-executive director and chairman of the Audit Committee at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust.