Steve Barry


Role:  Director Audit & Risk

Steve comes from an extensive and successful background in Corporate/Commercial banking and in business ownership in New Zealand and Australia.

This blend of high-level banking and commercial experience means that Steve is ideally placed to lead the Finance, Audit and Risk role on the board.

“CAPA is a small and yet complex business which along with its membership based charitable status dictates the need for strong governance in the finance and risk areas - an enjoyable challenge as we work to position the Association for future success.”

“My own business experience allows me to see and exploit opportunities while managing money and risk in a considered way, which is reflective of my time in banking where I was fortunate to be exposed to many of the South Island's most successful businesses and high net worth individuals. It was a fertile learning ground”.

Steve remains fully engaged in his own online education business interests day- to-day.

With 3 adult children, Steve has a passion for road cycling and enjoys a regular round of golf and a couple of drinks with his good mates!