Now retired, Brian spent forty years working as an arts accountant, for the last twenty exclusively as an auditor of Arts Organisations and Indigenous Art Centres across Australia. He has used this experience to advocate for and promote the arts and artists, appearing before Senate committees in Canberra to presenting workshops for the Directors of Art Centres in Darwin.
His work as auditor gives him valuable insight into the financial affairs of the not-for-profit arts sector and its resilience in the face of enormous challenges which continue today. He is presently the Treasurer of seven organisations and Chair of another and has occupied similar positions on over twenty organisations, from the tiny Queensland Poets Society to the somewhat larger Queensland Performing Arts Trust.
Apart from financial skills he also brings the benefits of knowledge gained in governance, strategic planning, and mentoring of the next generation.