Having trained as a Civil Enginee Brian worked for a major UK construction company for 15 years becoming Director for Design in Social Housing. He brought his strategic outlook and management experience to the running of Viva an international charity. Since 1998 he steered the organisation’s core business before heading up the international programme. He has travelled extensively to all continents, developing the scope of networks in 50 cities to design and implement initiatives that make a sustainable difference for vulnerable children. He has a passion to see the quality of Christian response to children at risk improved and find ways of developing greater collective action through Viva’s partner networks. Brian and his wife live in Oxford with two daughters and have been registered foster carers with the local authority for over 15 years.