Brian was raised and educated in Newcastle before moving to Maitland in 1979 to commence a 34 year career in law enforcement. After speaking at a Rotary meeting in 1999, Brian was asked to join the Rotary Club of East Maitland. Brian and Carol immediately engaged in Youth Exchange as host parents, before joining the District Committee as a YEO; today he engages inbound students in law topics.
Brian has served on most club director roles and held the Presidents chair in 2004-05, 2013-14 and 2018-19. Brian is a triple Sapphire Paul Harris Fellow, Carol a PHF Sapphire, recipient of the East Maitland Club Service Award in 2015 and Rotary International Partner Award in 2016.
At District level Brian has been involved in RAWCS, DIK, ROMAC, RYPEN, RYLA, Dream Cricket, RYDA, GSE and Science and Engineering Challenges, either directly or as a volunteer.
Spare time is shared between grandchildren, historic muscle cars and travelling.