The Barry Family
Andrea Barry resides in Waipukurau and leads the BEL Group farming enterprise while her children Olivia, Robert and Sam are currently pursuing their own career opportunities both inside and outside of the business.
Olivia worked in Wellington for several years as a flight attendant for Qantas then after a stint at the BNZ she then worked as Team Administrator Co-ordinator for Meridian Energy. With her partner Mitch she is currently living in London and working as Office Manager for Multiplex a Construction Company.
Robert & his wife Alison returned to NZ in 2015 after several years away as a ski instructor in Canada, Europe & NZ. On their return Rob worked for BEL Group gaining experience across different farms, sheds and farm systems. Rob now works as BEL Group’s Sustainability Lead overseeing environmental, compliance, regulations, projects and other opportunities as they appear. Rob & Alison have 2 children Freddie and Mabel.
Sam is now a qualified engineer and runs his own business Central Mobile Engineering this is based in the CHB area and with 2 staff members they service local farms and businesses. He had a successful few years racing V8 utes and then in the V8 cars racing a Toyota Camry for Team Richards Motorsport. The racing is on hold while he establishes his business further.