manages Grow’s finances, accounts and related administration.
He is a UK citizen who initially trained as an accountant before switching to a 33-year career as a global futures and forex broker, working in London for international investment banks and brokerages.
In 2005, Brian married Bronwyn, a local Kiwi, relocated to Hawke’s Bay and is now a permanent New Zealand resident. He soon sought ways to put some of his finance skills and experiences to good use in the community and primarily through church and family connections, secured various contract assignments.
Brian has served on several Hawke’s Bay charitable boards and committees and retired in Dec 2021 after 9 years serving as a member of the Waiapu Anglican Social Services Trust Board. He is presently chair of Camp David Trust Board and is also a member of the Institute of Directors.
Brian enjoys fishing, cooking, music, reading, travelling and watching and listening to a variety of long form debates, discussions, podcasts around self-awareness, positive change, mental health, addictions and cultural and political issues.
He admits to being overly enamoured with the partying lifestyle prevalent in the City of London, especially during Thatcher’s reign and deregulation of markets, and in late 1990 got sober and recently celebrated 30 years of sobriety.
His personal insight and empathy with those struggling with addiction, behavioural and mental health issues, is a continuing driving force behind his endeavours and he is pleased that these issues are the focus of many of Grow’s training workshops.