Brian is a self employed town planner with 37 years of professional work in local, district, regional and central government planning. He has a long involvement with North Shore community organisations from his time as a councillor on the former Northcote Borough Council (from 1980). He was part of the establishment of Awataha Marae and Onepoto Awhina. Brian was an elected councillor on the inaugural North Shore City Council from 1989 -1992. He chaired the Northcote Soccer Club for 6 years and was a member and Chair of the Northcote College Board of Trustees for 7 years.
Brian’s interests remain in the strategic purpose and function of community development. He sees his professional skills as a valuable tool to assist in helping NSCSS confront and liaise with central and local government organisations.
Brian is married with 4 adult children and 3 grandchildren. He has lived in Northcote for 37 years.