Brian’s aviation career began as a BEA apprentice, but he went on to be Chief Engineer for Maintenance with British Airways, Engineering Director of British Caledonian and Managing Director of Kenya Airways, before retiring to become an external examiner with City University.
In retirement he built a Europa and then, more recently, a Pioneer Hawk aircraft. He became a director of the Light Aircraft Association (LAA) in 2012 and its Chairman in 2013, retiring from that post in late 2018 after 5 highly successful years in that role.
As a side interest he also pursued another long-term hobby of designing and running racing cars.
During his tenure as LAA Chairman, he has developed a strong relationship with the CAA, establishing the Association as a competent, professional and forward-looking aviation body that has resulted in it taking on responsibility for airworthiness of a number of orphaned types, including Tiger Moths and Chipmunks.