Brian was born in Greenock and is a long time supporter of Morton. His early memories of the club go back to the 1980’s when he returned to the town with his family.
He fondly remembers the last season the Ton had their place in the top tier of Scottish football. He only missed one home or away game that season, the match that Morton defeated Rangers 3-2 at Cappielow in front of a crowd of 12,000.
The Morton goals were scored by Derek Collins, Tommy Turner and Brian’s all-time favourite striker, ‘Super’ Rowan Alexander. What a game to miss!
He is the managing director and owner of respected Glasgow-based fine art auctioneers McTear’s. The company was established in 1842 and Brian took ownership in 2005.
His proudest moment came in 2012 when the business was named Britain’s Best Auction House, an award voted for by the British public in recognition of an outstanding level of customer service. McTear’s remain the only company to have won the award.
Brian is chair of the Ardgowan Hospice Annual Ball and he also sits on committees for the local Senit Foundation and Marie Curie Hospice Glasgow.
Over the years McTear’s has provided significant support to both the club and to the community trust, and Brian is perhaps best known to many Morton fans for his place taking the gavel at sports dinners and other charity events.
Brian is extremely proud of his place on the Morton board of directors and will be actively involved in a number of areas, including event organisation, matchday hospitality support and the establishment of the Greenock Morton Business Club.