Since joining Greening Australia as CEO in 2011, Brendan has led an organisation wide governance and strategy reform program that has led to greater levels of impact, efficiency and resilience. He believes that not-for-profit organisations are born out of a need for change and must regularly evaluate themselves to stay focused, relevant and aligned with their internal and external stakeholders.
Brendan is motivated by the fact that Greening Australia’s 150 staff, in 30 locations around the country, think bigger than the environment and have a clear vision for healthy and productive landscapes where both people and nature thrive.
Before joining Greening Australia, Brendan was the Corporate Affairs Manager – Eastern States for Alcoa of Australia. Brendan holds an MBA and an Advanced Diploma in Business Management from the University of Ballarat.
Brendan has extensive experience in business management and strategy development, with strengths in government relations and liaison, community and stakeholder relations and organisational transformation. He was a 2011 Rotary Foundation Group Study Exchange participant in Iceland and a 2016 Harvard Club of Australia non-profit fellow.
Prior to working for Alcoa, Brendan was an Environmental Program Leader for Conservation Volunteers Australia from 1999 to 2001, and developed and operated his own business in the UK.