Brian Connell, 46, is a farmer and former international business consultant. After graduating with a BA in History and Geography from Massey, and studying for a Diploma in Teaching, he became a primary, then a secondary school teacher for several years, following which he joined middle management in State Bank, in Victoria, Australia. Later he held senior positions in large multi-national companies, and presently holds various business directorships. He is married with two children.
He’s a climate change denier.
“I am a climate change sceptic. There I’ve said it.” (Ashburton Guardian, 10 Nov 2006 )