Brian moved to Alltwen in 1989 and taught mathematics at Neath Port Talbot College until he retired in August 2014. He was brought up in Bridgend and learnt Welsh as an adult. Brian went to Bath University to study Mathematics, during which he had a year’s placement working at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell. This experience led him to oppose nuclear power and he has been active in CND Cymru for many years. Brian was a Community Councillor for 8 years, and a school governor for 5 years.