Brendan is a Principal in the Consulting team and the Indigenous Practice Lead at Social Ventures Australia (SVA).
Brendan has led SVA clients through strategic planning, outcomes management and organisational review processes, supporting social purpose organisations to improve their impact and sustainability.
Brendan has worked on the ground with Indigenous organisations including the Kimberley Land Council, Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ) and Central Desert Native Title Services, whilst also supporting government departments and agencies, including:
- the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on an evaluation of five Indigenous Protected Areas; and
- Indigenous Business Australia (IBA), facilitating development of the Indigenous Investment Principles in partnership with David Murray AO, and 40 Indigenous leaders from across the country.
Brendan began his career as a commercial lawyer at Allens and worked in Jerusalem for the Office of the Quartet Representative, Tony Blair, in pursuit of Palestinian economic development. Brendan holds Bachelors of Laws (Hons) and Creative Arts from the University of Melbourne and a Master’s degree in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics.