Barry E. Johnson BA. Chartered MCIPD. MCMIBarry is married with two daughters and five grandchildren. He retired from the post of Research and Development Director, Learning Partners Ltd, in 2007 but has done done some part time work for them as an adviser until recently.WritingWriting fiction is a new departure for Barry and one that he has found totally absorbing. Barry has had published over forty articles as the lead contributor with a colleague in four publications. During his career he has written many technical documents and professional papers. In 2009 he completed the Open University course A174 Start Writing Fiction and the course Building Great Sentences taught by Professor Brooks Langdon, University of Iowa. Currently he edits the monthly Newsletter for Grove Place Village writes mix of events, advisory articles and short fictional stories.Qualifications:The Royal Navy trained Barry as an Avionics Engineer and he served for fourteen years. He holds a range of engineering qualification including being a Licensed Aircraft Engineer.Barry holds BA in Psychology and Management, is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a Member of the Chartered Management Institute. He is a qualified further education teacher, psychometric test practitioner to level A and B and a Neuro-linguistic Programming Master Practitioner.Experience:After an early career in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm as an Avionics Engineer, Barry trained pilots, flight engineers and licensed aircraft engineers in British Airways (then BOAC) and became the Principle Learning Systems Designer. He was the Chief Examiner Aircraft Electrical Craft Practice for the City & Guilds.Barry joined the Food, Drink and Tobacco Industry Training Board as a specialist advisor.He joined Nortel (then STC) as a training manager and, having held a range of HR management posts, eventually left in 1994 when he was the Director of the Learning Institute, Nortel Europe.Barry was one of the founders of Learning Partners Ltd in 1994. He has worked in the area of people development, mainly in competency framework and associated HR process design and implementation. He has extensive experience in designing assessment events for development and selection and is an experienced facilitator and assessor. Barry has designed and facilitated many different learning events for leadership, management and interactive skills.OtherBarry's main interest is now writing fiction but he also has interests as an advisor to professional trainers and developers, gardening, reading popular mysteries and thriller fiction, oil painting and keeping fit.