Barry is the current Executive Chairman of Bega Cheese, a Board on which he has served for over 20 years. Barry and his team have turned a small regional-based dairy company into the third-largest dairy company in Australia, producing and distributing dairy food products in Australia and around the world.
In a fascinating discussion, Barry speaks about Bega Cheese and how it navigates the dairy cycle. He talks about Bega’s latest acquisition – Lion Drinks and Dairy – and how that company has gone from “feared” to now “owned”. His description of how the business fits with Bega’s strategy is simple in its brilliance. Barry also speaks about how and why he played a big part in founding Giant Steps, a school for autistic children, as well as how he had to try and slow down when recently diagnosed with cancer. The podcast is hosted by Co-Founder and Investment Director of Ethical Partners Funds Management, Nathan Parkin.