Brian has over 30 years professional experience in the housing and development sector, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Prior to setting up Horton Strategic, Brian worked as Strategic Housing Advisor to Kent County Council, Chief Executive of Swale Housing Association and as Executive Director Kent for Amicus Horizon (now Optivo). He previously held positions at Thanet District Council, English Churches Housing Group (now Riverside), the Corporation of London and Wandsworth Borough Council.
Brian is increasingly working with colleagues in the Kent Developers Group, Developers East Sussex and Essex Developers Group to engage and advocate for good quality and sustainable development. As Strategic Housing Advisor at SELEP, Brian works with all the local authorities across Kent, Essex and East Sussex to promote delivery of housing and share best practice. In his SELEP role he works in partnership with central government and Homes England to accelerate housing delivery across the South East to facilitate significant economic growth.
Brian is a Board Member at West Kent Housing and Co-opted Member Kent Housing Group Executive Board. He also works through Horton Strategic with Institutional Investors, SME’s, Housing Associations and larger developers in an advisory capacity.