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Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Brian was born and educated in Cardiff, graduating with a degree in Metallurgy.  He spent 38 years in the steel industry, and on retirement worked part time for the Welsh Development Agency as a materials technology consultant in an EU-sponsored position.

Brian has held several senior positions at board level with the Institute of Minerals, Mining and Materials (of which he was a Fellow), the Engineering Council (of which he was a Chartered Member), The British Standards Organisation, and at British Steel, Corus and Tata.

He has been associated with The Living Room Cardiff for nearly four years, is committed to the Living Room's ethos and enjoys interacting with those seeking help.  He believes he has developed the ability to listen and empathise, without being judgemental.

Brian currently works at the Living Room one day a week as a volunteer, and has been involved in all aspects of the daily running of the centre.  His other interests include travel, running and gardening.