Brian Rye became General Secretary (pro tem) of UCATT in 2015. Prior to this he was a carpenter in the building industry and became a Member of UCATT in 1974, later becoming a Shop Steward and Union Safety Representative. In 1983, Brian was elected as a Regional Organiser for UCATT in the London & South East Region. In 2003, he was appointed as Regional Secretary for the Eastern Region of UCATT.
Brian sits on the National Advisory Panel of Class.