Brian lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has been involved in HIV activism since 1986. He is a gay man who has been living with HIV since 1984.

Brian has been a member of the European AIDS Treatment Group since 2008, with a strong commitment to and involvement in the scientific arm of the EATG. He has also served 6 years on the EATG Board of Directors, was the lead project worker for the EATG on EmERGE, a European Commission funded mHealth project. He currently serves on the Board of the European Patients Forum.

Prior to joining the HIV Scotland Board, Brian served on the Trustees Board of Waverley Care for over 10 years. He is also a founder member of the UKCAB (a community group of HIV activists in the UK).