Bryan Johnson was appointed to the Trust Board in 1998, encouraged by one of the founders of Friends of the Malaghan, Faith Taylor, to take her late husband Keith’s position on the Board.
The Senior Partner in stockbroking company Jarden & Co, he retired in 2002 to further develop his Marlborough winery, Spy Valley. He shared the fruits of both business interests with the Malaghan Institute, providing strong counsel to management and trustees, and generous provision of his family’s wines for events.
Bryan was instrumental in obtaining the major donations and support for the early phase cancer clinical trials at the Institute and the many fundraising events held for the Institute around New Zealand. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Board and acted as Deputy Chair on several occasions. Bryan was recognised as a Distinguished Trustee in 2021.