Brendan is the Deputy Executive Chair of the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct. The office was set up by the State government to work with precinct partners and drive economic outcomes, always within the context of improved patient outcomes.
Brendan’s career spans senior executive roles across both the public and private sectors. An economist by training, he spent the early years of his career in Canberra at the Commonwealth Treasury. Returning home to Melbourne, he was a financial markets economist at the ANZ Bank. He then spent twelve years at the credit rating agency Standard & Poor's, culminating in leading the government and financial institutions rating business for the Pacific region.
Following his passion for sound policy making, he returned to government, taking a role as Deputy Secretary (Economic) with the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance and then as Deputy Secretary (Policy and Cabinet) at the Department of Premier and Cabinet. He went on to establish Infrastructure Victoria before deciding to try something different and work with the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct.
He is commercially oriented, playing key leadership roles in significant state and national transactions. Brendan has advised successive Victorian governments on policy development and delivery across infrastructure, economics, health, education and human services, as well as major projects.