For over 30 years Brendan has engaged in how the public and private sectors interact, collaborate and support each other. He has been in and around contentious policy and political debates through all that time. Brendan’s unique skill set is using credible argument, strategic thinking and a collaborative approach to build bridges and find new solutions to policy problems. An economist and political scientist by training, Brendan is an experienced CEO, advocate, board member and policy expert.
Brendan founded Shawview Consulting in 2017 based in London. Prior to his current role, he spent almost three years as Assistant Director General of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations in Geneva, Switzerland working on global health issues with international organisations, pharmaceutical companies, national pharmaceutical industry associations and NGOs. Previously, Brendan worked over 11 years at Medicines Australia, the association for the Australian pharmaceutical industry, the first six years as its Executive Director, Health Policy and Research, before leading the organisation for five years as its Chief Executive. During this time Brendan has held several key positions on government and NGO bodies. He has also worked as an economist in government, consulting and academia, and as a policy adviser in the Australian parliament. Brendan holds an economics degree with honours in public administration from the University of Queensland and a PhD in management, business and economics from Monash University.
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