Brian has spent over 40 years in the hotel industry. Following a Liverpool University education in economics, he pursued a corporate career path with luxury international hotel groups, before developing a hotel management company in 1992 with the brand Small Luxury Hotels of the World brand.
He spent the subsequent 22 years developing this into a global company as specialists in this niche area of the industry. After selling his business in 2014, he has subsequently held several non-executive positions within the hospitality industry.
Originally raised in Kent, Brian and his family have lived in Sussex for over 30 years. He is also a mentor for the Prince’s Trust helping young people to start their own business. Brian is a keen sports person and enthusiastic yachtsman holding membership of Royal Thames Yacht Club. In 2014, he sailed across the Atlantic, raising charitable funds for Hospitality in Action.