Curtis was one of the founding directors of Cadiz Financial Services in 1994. As a director of Cadiz, Curtis' main role was to implement and develop Cadiz Securities' fixed income research and brokering business. He was a keen swimmer, born in Zimbabwea who was an excellent swimmer as a child and whose motto "To infinity and beyond", from Buzz Lightyear of Toy Story, captured his attitude to life.
In November 1998, Brian died in a motorcycle accident, leaving behind a wife and three daughters. Ram Barkai, John Green and Curtis' family decided to capture his passion for swimming and life than an open water event. As the biggest open water inland swim in South Africa's Western Cape, the Brian Curtis Mile is fully affiliated with the Midmar Mile.
 Brian Curtis Mile
Distance 200m, 4x400m school relay, 1 mile, 2 miles, 3 miles, 4 miles
Location Grabouw - Elgin Country Club in Western Cape, South Africa
Date 6 Januaryuary 2013
Website Brian Curtis Mile