Brian brings 30 years experience as a senior executive with three major industry associations representing the Victorian property and building industries.
Through his representational roles, Brian has been at the cutting edge of policy issues affecting the state's development over three decades - fostering strong working relationships with state bureaucrats and senior political figures from John Cain and Joan Kirner's government through to the current Andrew's government.
Coming from a commercial background to a career in representational roles in the Not For Profit (NFP) sector, Brian was executive director of two of the most influential Victorian industry groups over a 25-year period, reshaping these organisations to have a greater customer focus and value propositions, which led to significant growth and high brand awareness. Brian's representations included appearances at two Royal Commissions - the 2001 Cole Inquiry into the Building and Construction Industry and the 2009 Victorian Bush Fires, as well as numerous parliamentary hearings and investigations.
In September 2013, Brian established a consultancy servicing commercial entities, industry groups, charities and community organisations. He is a registered lobbyist.