Barry joined Actis in 2016 as Head of Energy Operations. Prior to Actis he spent 8 years with Mainstream Renewable Power as Managing Director of Procurement, Construction and Operations with responsibility for delivering large scale wind and solar projects through the equity structuring, project financing and construction phases into operation in Europe, North America, Latin America and Africa. He was an executive director and board member at Mainstream and sat on the boards of two Actis Energy portfolio companies (Lekela Power and Aela Energia) in which Mainstream is a minority partner. Barry was also involved in the development Actis Energy investee company Globeleq Africa, within the renewable energy side of the business focused on South Africa.
Prior to joining Mainstream Barry spent 8 years with ESB International and was involved in the construction and operation of large scale thermal power plants. He undertook a number of roles including Group Safety Manager and Operations Manager for Asia with responsibility for 4 power plants in Pakistan and Malaysia.
Barry holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Dublin Institute of Technology.