Born in rural England, Brian had a strong bond with the countryside from and early age. Through his involvement with the Young Farmers' Club and in particular, their Public Speaking Programme, he developed a passion for speaking up for what he believed in. This resulted in being awarded a YFC scholarship to study the reclamation of land in Holland. Following a 10 year career in rubber and plastics engineering, design and manufacture, Brian immigrated to Australia in 1983. His interest in technology led him into publishing. In 1992 he formed Resolutions, with his partner Adriana, to provide specialist publishing and communication services to the Australian resource sectors. Their company has been carbon neutral since 2007. In 2005 they purchased 110 acres in Donnybrook to breed goats and sheep. Joining the boards of Carbon Neutral and MOTT in 2007, he brings commercial, management and communication skills to the organisations.