Brian has lived in Suffolk since he moved here in 1985 initially to be Assistant Director of Social Services for Suffolk County Council with responsibility for Ipswich, and later Deputy Director across the county. Subsequently he was Director of Social Services in Surrey and three other local authorities. He has been Chair and Non-Executive Director of NHS Trusts and Chair of Suffolk Family Carers.
Brian is currently Independent Chair of a London Borough Safeguarding Adults Board, a Trustee of Suffolk User Forum (the mental health charity), and continues to be involved with national policy developments through the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.
Brian has a longstanding commitment to advancing the voice of people who use services across health and social care and learning from people’s experiences. Equally he is passionate about the need for Councils, NHS and the rich diversity of voluntary and community organisations in Suffolk to work together for people of all ages and to be innovative about opportunities & developments.