A Londoner by birth and upbringing and a New Zealander by marriage, residence and spirit, Brian began his communications and marketing career as a Junior Reporter on the Neath Guardian in South Wales.
He subsequently took his writing skills and put them to use developing a career with major London and Manchester based advertising agencies.
Immediately prior to coming to New Zealand in 1987, he was a Director of Saatchi & Saatchi in the UK. and Acting Chief Executive of the company's $50 million Manchester Agency.
Since arriving in New Zealand he has been General Manager, Marketing at Television New Zealand, Project Director of the 1992 New Zealand America's Cup Challenge and Joint General Manager at Radio New Zealand in Auckland.
In 1994, Brian established The Marketing Bureau Ltd., a Marketing Consulting firm which has handled assignments on behalf of over 60 of New Zealand’s Top 500 Organisations as well as for clients in Sydney, Hong Kong, London & Blackpool.
He is an occasional lecturer in Marketing, writes a monthly Marketing Column for NZ Business Magazine and is in demand as a Keynote Speaker on the Australasian Conference Circuit.
One of Brian's key training modules is presentation skills training.