Bryan was born in Gateshead in 1958 and educated at St Edmund Campion School until 1974. His first 17 years were spent working in Public Transport followed by a varied career including 7 years in a large bakery; 5 years manufacturing oil pipelines that were then distributed all around the world and 5 years in training / lean manufacturing.
Bryan was initiated into Lodge of Progress 8259 in Chester le Street in April 1989 where he went through the chair in 1999. He was appointed PPGReg in 2006. Bryan is a member of Cuneceastre Holy Royal Arch Chapter 1274, went through the chair 2005, he was appointed ProvAGDC 2011 and promoted to PPGSwdB in 2013 and is currently the Chapter Scribe E.
Bryan is a member of and been through the chair of 3 Mark Lodges, he was first initiated into George Washington Lodge 1626 in Sept 1991, and was appointed ProvGStwd 2006 rising to PGJW in 2014. Bryan was honoured with the Grand Rank of PAGDC in 2017.
Bryan is also a member of Red Cross of Constantine, where he went through the chair in 2013 and member of the Rose Croix since 1997 where he went through the chair in 2006, 2011 and 2012 and honoured with his 30th degree in 2014.
Bryan is also a member of the Holy Royal Arch Chapter in Scotland joining Cannongate Kilwinning 56 (SC) in December 2015.
In Royal and Select Masters Bryan is a member of 5 councils being a founder member of 3 of them. Bryan was chosen into St Cuthberts Council 126 in April 2004, going through the chair in 2012, was appointed AGRec in 2013, and after 3 District promotions was appointed District Grand Recorder in 2017. Bryan was honoured to be offered the Grand Rank of AGDC in 2017.
Bryan loves all types of music from classical to classic rock and especially enjoys seeing live music performances. He also loves reading Science Fantasy novels.