Barry Smith is Chairman of Haine & Smith Opticians, a Wiltshire based company with 20 practices, and of a small property company.
Barry is married to Liz, with two sons, Giles (40) and Felix (30). Rupert died in an accident aged 18.
Barry is past Chairman of the Federation of Ophthalmic and Dispensing Opticians, and past Advisor to the General optical Council.
He is a member of the Lambeth Partnership; a Trustee of the Harnhill Centre of Christian Healing, and Lay Chair of the Savernake Team Council in the Salisbury Diocese. Barry is an Adviser to the Aldhelm Mission Fund, and holder of The Aldhelm Cross. The Aldhelm Cross is awarded to lay people who have made a significant contribution to the Salisbury Diocese.
Barry is a long-standing member of Marlborough Rotary Club. He still attempts to play badminton and tennis (slowly), and supports Southampton 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!).