Prior to establishing Catalina Finance Barry had some 23 years experience in the Banking Industry and for the last 10 years in the Bank, held middle management positions in Rockhampton, Warwick, Cairns and Noosa Heads.
Positions in Cairns and Noosa Heads were relationship management appointments specialising in close personalised service to the larger end of the Bank's customer base.
Both positions provided invaluable experience in the tourism and property development areas.
This experience was the sound base to build current extensive Management Rights operational business experience.
Banking and Finance expertise is acknowledged by his status of "Associate" Financial Services Institute of Australia.
Barry is also a Commissioner of Declarations.
Barry has previously had management rights experience as a silent partner in a 127 unit management rights complex known as "Currumbin Sands Holiday Apartments" Palm Beach Queensland.
- Associate - Financial Services Institute of Australia
- Accredited Member - Finance Brokers Association of Australia
- Member - Credit and Investment Ombudsman
- Preferred Supplier to the Accommodation Industry
- Certificate - ARAMA Resident Unit Managers Course
- Diploma of Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Broking Management)
Catherine graduated from the Adelaide University in 1993 and attained the qualifications of Bachelor of Law and Economics.
Catherine practiced law for a short period prior too moving to Cairns where she changed her career direction to the hospitality industry.
Experience in all areas of hospitality was gained from the menial jobs up to management positions in a restaurant and nightclub.
Prior to moving to Noosa Heads, Catherine gained hands on small business experience as part owner in a bakery, and a tourist promotion partnership. She also assisted with the establishment of a cafe business.
Catherine has completed various CSIT courses in work place training and assessment, thus providing further expertise to assist the company client base.
"We felt Barry looked after our interests and were comfortable that he sourced and obtained a competitive deal with the bank. We would not hesitate in recommending Barry to any potential purchaser of a management rights business."
Craig & Robyn Brissett - Akama Resort, Hervey Bay