Bryan was appointed to the Trust Board in 1998. Graduating with a commerce degree from Victoria University of Wellington in 1963, he was a senior partner in the stockbroking company Jarden & Co for 25 years, becoming Chairman after the sale of the business to Credit Suisse First Boston in 1991. Bryan retired from Credit Suisse First Boston in 2000 to further develop his Marlborough winery and vineyard, Spy Valley. He has been a director of various corporations, including Brierley Investments and Royal Sun Alliance and was Chairman of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and a trustee of the Wellington Stadium Trust. Bryan is also the Founder President of First NZ Capital. In 2015 he was made Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to business and philanthropy.