Brendan is a Director in the Consulting team 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.

To read more about these projects, Brendan has shared his expertise in articles on his engagement with KJ, the evaluation for PM&C and his work with IBA.

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.