Colonel Brian Gorski MBE, DL

Brian Gorski was commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in October 1976. He served in a variety of command and staff appointments in the UK, Germany, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Zimbabwe and Norway. He commanded his battalion in Northumberland in 1995 after which he took a Master’s degree in Design of Information systems and took up several appointments procuring major corporate IT systems for the Army and the Ministry of Defence.

Brian left the Army in 2005 and joined EDS, subsequently Hewlett-Packard, where he filled several appointments managing accounts up to £2B, carrying out various change management projects and delivering services to a number of organisation from Defence, DWP, Alcatel Lucent and Nokia retiring in 2016 as a Vice President and Account Executive.

Brian is still intimately involved with his Regiment as Colonel Heritage, Chair of the Fusilier Museum Bury and Deputy Colonel Lancashire. He is also Chair of the Drill Hall Trust, Bury and a Council member on the Reserve Forces and Cadet Association Northwest. Since his retirement he has become intimately involved with a number of community activities including supporting the renovation and development of the Barlow Institute in Edgworth and the on-going initiative to save the Museum of Lancashire in Preston.

Brian has three children and 3 grandchildren. Brian loves the outdoor life and museums: walking, fishing, gardening is a keen photographer and skier whilst his indoor pursuits include cabinet making and stone carving.