Brian Bond cfc is currently the Director of Edmund Rice International (ERI) a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Geneva and supported by two Catholic religious congregations, the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers.
ERI works to promote and protect the rights of children and young people, particularly in regard to education. Care for the environment is another area of focus.
Brian was born and raised in Geelong, Australia where he received his primary and secondary education before joining the Christian Brothers in 1967. He completed his teacher training and obtained a Science degree from the University of Melbourne. He also holds a Diploma in Social Justice Studies from YTU, and has over 25 years experience as a teacher, Deputy Principal and Principal in Catholic High Schools in Australia.
More recently, before moving to Geneva, Brian had the responsibility of promoting social justice awareness across the Edmund Rice Network in his home Province, and the co-ordination of the Edmund Rice International Volunteer Scheme for Australia and New Zealand.