Before turning his attention to animal protection, Brian Sherman enjoyed a distinguished career in business as Chairman and Joint Managing Director of the EquitiLink Group from its inception in 1981 to December 2000. EquitiLink was one of the largest independent funds management groups in Australia, with $6 billion in funds under management. Throughout his career Brian has also been President and Director of a number of investment companies listed on the American and Canadian Stock Exchanges and remains as Chairman of Aberdeen Leaders Limited (listed).
Brian was Chair of Finance and a board member of the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG) in 2000. He was President of the Australian Museum Trust from 2001 to 2009 and Director of Network Ten from 1994 to 2007.
In 2010 Brian received an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Technology Sydney in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the advancement of society in Australia and overseas. Brian was appointed as a member of the Order of Australia in 2004 for his service to the community as a philanthropist and benefactor to arts, education and sporting organisations, and to business and commerce. He is also the recipient of an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Brian’s memoir, The Lives of Brian, written with A.M. Jonson was published in 2018.