Christopher Barry


Christopher Barry MA, P Log

With more than twenty years of business transformation experience as a member of senior management teams and as a CEO, Christopher Barry works with non-profit organizations and corporations to deliver improved bottom line results. Particular strengths are business process improvement management, integrated fundraising, operations and program management, service and product delivery and improving the customer or donor relationship.

Since 2009 his non-profit organization interim assignments have included serving as the CEO or COO for six important non-profit organizations in Canada:

  • Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (federal government mandate)
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Alzheimer Society of Canada
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada
  • Starlight Children’s Foundation
  • Toronto Humane Society

During that time he has developed and led philanthropy initiatives for a total dollar value of some $450 MM and secured major gifts ranging in size from $100,000 to $2.0 MM. He has created new relationships and direction with digital donors and “drive to the web” philanthropy. A significant achievement was restoring the Toronto Humane Society to financial health after its seizure by the provincial authorities.

His most recent private sector experience includes the roles of Vice President Global Supply Management for a US $ 1.0 Billion multiproduct manufacturer until its purchase by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, and as a senior executive responsible for global data infrastructure strategy at Research in Motion. Earlier in his career he served as a Senior Vice President for a major international public affairs consultancy, as a member of the executive management team for an Ontario crown corporation, and as the senior government affairs/foreign market entry executive at a major financial institution.

A former combat paratrooper and Logistics officer in the Canadian Army, Christopher’s education includes a Master of Arts degree from the Johns Hopkins University’s Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. A graduate of the Royal Bank’s Advanced Account Management Program (one of only 15 executives selected each year ), Christopher speaks English, French and Mandarin Chinese and holds Professional Logistician (P.Log.) and Lean Six Sigma certifications.

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