Dr. Brian Suckling, Brin, as he is known to family and friends, has been involved in both military and civil aviation for over 50 years. He has 25,000 flying hours, mainly on large commercial airliners such as the Boeing 747-400 and Airbus A340-600. His academic qualifications include two law degrees, an MBA and a Doctorate in Business Administration. These qualifications provided the knowledge to start his own company, Brinair Aviation Consultants, where extensive work has been undertaken with civil aviation authorities, airport administration and civil engineering companies. His LLB law degree focused on International Law, the Law of Carriage and Constitutional Law. These subjects are currently being further studied with an LLM degree with UNISA, where South Africa's relationship with the International Criminal Court is being explored. Brin is a quiet, confident person, with significant presence providing an aura of confidence, which promotes trust with business associates and colleagues. Business associates have commented that Brin's boardroom manner and presence have been recognized as a significant factor in the promotion of their business interests.