Dr Brian Kelly is a special leader in chiropractic.
He is the second only president of Life Chiropractic College West in California, USA, succeeding Dr Gerry Clum in 2011, and was the former President of the New Zealand College of Chiropractic from 2002-2011. He is the first non-American to be appointed to a US chiropractic college.
Dr Kelly is a New Zealander who built a successful multi doctor practice in Melbourne, Australia for over a decade, and is a past President of the Australian Spinal Research Foundation and a Board member for over a decade.
His outstanding contribution has been recognized by his peers and community through his numerous professional awards. In 2006, he was voted the best guest speaker by the students at the Auckland Medical School. His broad and influential presence has inspired hundreds of people to pursue a career in chiropractic. He is the CAA (Vic) 2001 Chiropractor of the Year, the 2007 International Chiropractor of the Year, awarded by Parker Seminars, the 2009 NZ Chiropractor of the Year, and recipient of the 2009 ADAPE Leadership Award for outstanding leadership in private education. In 2014 he was nominated by his peers to be a Fellow of the International Chiropractors Association
Dr. Kelly ran for parliament in 2008 in the New Zealand general election, where he came second in his electorate, and ran a very effective campaign.
During his time at Life West enrolment has grown rapidly and he has introduced many innovative programs. One of these is the WAVE seminar in 2011, which has rapidly become one of the leading seminars in chiropractic, attracting thought leaders to the platform, and an audience of over 1,500 people. Being a kiwi and a keen follower of Rugby, he launched the Life West Gladiators in 2014 which made it to the US National 3D final in their inaugural year.
Dr Kelly speaks throughout the world and is an inspiring advocate of change. In 2013 he spoke in Delhi, India to an audience of over 1 million people.