Having trained as a Civil Engineer Brian worked for a major UK construction company for 15 years becoming Director for Design in Social Housing. In 1998 he brought his strategic outlook and management experience to a small international charity where he steered the organisation’s core business before heading up the international programme. He travelled extensively to all continents, developing the scope of networks of NGOs in 50 cities to design and implement collective action initiatives that made a sustainable difference for vulnerable children. Since 2020 he has worked as an independent consultant in monitoring programmes and funds and engaged again in various construction activities. Brian and his wife live in Oxford, and were registered foster carers with the local authority for over 15 years. They have 2 daughters both now living locally with families of their own.