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Barry Downing

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Senior Associate, Colin Newhouse & Associates

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Barry Downing

Senior Associate 

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A senior operations executive with significant P&L experience in Canadian, European and Australasian operations, creating significant realized value for shareholders, while positioning the companies for long term success.


Barry has extensive experience working in entrepreneurial and large corporate businesses, both public & private equity-owned, and has held a number of board of director positions in private companies and public institutions. His senior executive experience has included strategic leadership roles including Managing Partner  (Private Equity fund), CEO (multinational engineering company based in Italy), Managing Director, General Manager, and VP Operations with a demonstrated global track record of successful turnarounds in various industries.

Barry served as VP Operations Australasia, VP Operations Canada and VP Operations Europe for an international management consulting firm for many years. While assuming a very successful turnaround role at Concert Industries in Quebec (after being acquired by Brookfield Asset Management) he was named to multiple Board positions by the Quebec government including a Cegep and Emploi Quebec Outaouais. Barry is also known as an expert coach in Leadership, Continuous Improvement and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. A retired naval officer with degrees in Administration and Strategic Studies from Collège Militaire Royal.


Barry is fluent in English and French and has a basic working knowledge of Italian.

Barry works with Colin Newhouse and Associates as a coach for all levels of management. He is accredited in all diagnostic technologies from Human Synergistics.

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