Barry Collins came to the pest management industry in 1989 and started his own pest control company in 1993.
Since 1993, Barry has been active in both TAFE pest control courses: marking papers for the correspondence course and teaching sections of the live course.
Barry was part of the group that developed a list of questions to ask applicants to ensure standardization of assessment as many were put through by Recognition of Prior Learning.
Barry has been a member of the Queensland Industry Training and Advisory Board for Pest Management. He has been the Chair of this group since 2003. He has also served on the executive of the overall Asset Maintenance ITAB.
In all his dealings, whether in training and assessing or with government, Barry promotes the pest management industry at every opportunity.
In 1998, Barry was awarded the Wayne Naylor Memorial Award for service to the pest management industry and AEPMA in Queensland. His efforts since that award have intensified with an extended period as Chair of Queensland Branch and a long period on the National Board including several years as Chairman.
Barry was awarded life membership of AEPMA at the National AEPMA AGM held in Darwin in 2008.