Brian is a consultant specialising in strategic change and innovation in the public sector with a focus on children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). Previously he chaired the Lamb Inquiry into Parental Confidence in SEND (2009) which informed the development of current SEND framework. He was also the founding Chair of Achievement for All for its first 9 years (2011-2020) and remains an ambassador for charity. He is an advisor to the National Sensory Impairment Partnership and has worked with a number of local authorities and parents groups on implementing the SEND reforms.  He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the SEN Policy Group, Visiting Professor of Special Educational Needs and Disability at Derby University and a trustee at the Ewing Foundation.