John Barrie is a retired Finance Director who spent some of his working life in publishing, some in management consultancy with Price Waterhouse, but mostly in the mechanical engineering sector. He has been a member of the Catholic Union since 1983, PPAC member since 2002, council member since 2006 and Vice Chairman 2007-2010 .He has devoted a considerable amount of time to charitable works. He chaired a voluntary management committee operating two Homes for the Elderly with 60 bed spaces. He has been auditor/accountant for the Canon Law Society, Governor of Cranmore School, Treasurer and management committee for the Cardinal Hume Centre, chaired a local LIFE group for nearly 25 years, Council member for the Society of St Augustine of Canterbury for 25 years, the last ten of which were as Chairman, Past Grand President of the Catenian Association. His work has been recognised by the Church with the award of a KSG in 1982, and promotion to KCSG in 2002. His leisure interests mainly concern his family and cricket, being a member of six cricket clubs.