Barry Smith is the Chairman of Haine & Smith Opticians, a Wiltshire based chain with 19 practices, and of a small property company.
Barry is married to Liz, with two sons, Giles (28) and Felix (18). Rupert died in an accident aged 18.
Barry is a past Chairman of the Federation of Ophthalmic and Dispensing Opticians; and currently council member of the Federation and Advisor to the General Optical Council.
He is a member of the Lambeth Partnership, and Chairman of Trustees at the Harnhill Centre of Christian Healing. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Trustees at the Acorn Christian Healing Foundation; as Church Life Co-ordinator of All Saints’ Church Burbage, and as a Trustee of ReSource.
Barry is a long-standing member of Marlborough Rotary Club. He still attempts to play tennis and squash, (slowly) and still supports Swindon football club (someone has to..).
He spends as much time as possible at his house in Scotland, where he enjoys walking, and he supports St Johnstone football club (again, someone has to!).