Appointed to the Malaghan Institute Trust Board in 1998. Obtained a commerce degree from Victoria University of Wellington in 1963. Was a senior partner in the stockbroking company Jarden & Co for 25 years and became Chairman after the sale of the business to Credit Suisse First Boston in 1991. Retired from CSFB in December 2000 to further develop his Marlborough winery and vineyard, Spy Valley. Has been a director of various corporations, such as Brierley Investments, Royal Sun Alliance and as Chairman of the Duke of Edinburghs Award and was a Trustee of the Wellington Stadium Trust. Bryan is also the Founder President of First NZ Capital.