Dr David Barry


Since settling in the region in 1972, David Barry has provided leadership for children’s respiratory health, served as president of the Hawke’s Bay Asthma Association, and was a member of the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation for 20 years.  He was chair of both the Hawke’s Bay Postgraduate Medical Society and the Hawke’s Bay division of the New Zealand Medical Association, as well as the Medical Director of the Hawke’s Bay Medical Research Foundation for the past 22 years.

After working as a Paediatrician for over 34 years, he continues to support the community in his retirement through charitable endeavours such as being a trustee and current chair of the Scott Fund, serving on the HB District Health Board, and as a trustee of the HB Knowledge Bank.  
The Hastings District Council would like to thank Dr David Barry for his longstanding dedication and energy to improving the wellbeing of children and families in Hawke’s Bay.