Brendan has had 21 years as an elected member on the Horowhenua District Council and served as mayor for 12 years.
He has chaired the Provincial Sector of Local Government NZ for six years and acted as Zone 3 chair for nine years. Furthermore, Brendan held the position of vice president of LGNZ for three years.
Brendan is a director on the Board of MITO. He was appointed by the minister as deputy chair of Mid Central District Health Board and has recently received a second ministerial appointment as a temporary commissioner on the Local Government Commission for a 12-month term.
He has a no-nonsense, but engaging approach to helping elected members to appreciate their responsibilities, and relishes the chance to facilitate Code of Conduct and Meeting Procedures workshops.