Brian Wilkinson

Head of Programme, Viva Network

Brian is the Head of Network Development at Viva. After a degree in Civil Engineering and 15 years in the construction industry, Brian brought his strategic outlook and management experience to the running of Viva. Since 1998 he steered the organisation’s core business and now heads up the international programme. He has travelled extensively to all continents, developing the scope of networks in 50 cities to design and implement initiatives that make a sustainable difference for vulnerable children. He has a passion to see the quality of Christian response to children at risk improved and find ways of developing greater collective action through Viva’s partner networks. Brian and his wife live in Oxford with two daughters and have been registered foster carers with the local authority for over 15 years. Please visit

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