Brendan is an inspiring educational leader with over 35 years of international experience. He believes in child-centred learning and is strongly focused the transformation of school curricula.
In his current role, Brendan is working with his team to deliver on Misk Schools’ ambitious vision to design a new educational paradigm in Saudi Arabia. He has deep experience in the Middle East having worked with GEMS Education in Dubai directing a portfolio of 14 British premium schools. Prior to this he was Director of Education at The Tourism Development & Investment Company in Abu Dhabi, and Founding Headmaster of its flagship school, the multi-award winning Cranleigh Abu Dhabi, which he launched in 2014. He also established and led Brighton College Abu Dhabi as Founding Headmaster. Based on the significance of his work in Abu Dhabi, he was listed as a UAE Education Influencer, 2017.
Before moving to the Middle East, Brendan taught in his native South Africa, Sweden and then the UK – firstly at Bedford School for seven years and then as Headmaster at Westbourne House School. He is a graduate of the Universities of Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.