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"Brian Dawson was born in Kampala, Uganda, spent time in Kenya and Swaziland but lived most of his life in South Africa. He completed a BA degree and teaching diploma at the University of Natal Durban and later added an Honours degree in Geography through the University of South Africa. He and his wife Angela will celebrate their 26th wedding anniversary this year. They have two sons, Warrick who is currently spending a Gap year at Armidale in NSW Australia, Andrew who is in year ten at Stanford Lake College, and a daughter, Hayley who is in year eight at Stanford Lake College. They live in a most stunning part of north eastern South Africa called the Magoebaskloof.
"Brian has have spent all his life, other than a two year stint in the military, in the teaching profession, and has a fondness and compassion for young adults and a vast respect for those who have chosen to work in this profession. The family enjoys the outdoors, travel and sport. They often journey to game parks to camp out and take pleasure in the solitude of the African bush or splendour of the southern African coastline." 
- Executive Director, Round Square South Africa
- International Advisory Board, United Planet