Barry Flinn

Director of Communications

“Growing food is the answer to most of life’s problems.”

Barry began his career at Ashoka, an organisation supporting a global network of social entrepreneurs, including Mick Kelly. He then spent several years in Uganda working with renewable energy start-ups, primarily as Marketing Director with Fenix International through to their acquisition. He joined GIY in January 2020, returning to his original academic interests in food sovereignty and food security. In his spare time he writes creatively and sporadically, holding faint aspirations of reclaiming the glory of an award-winning student film about bananas.

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