Brendan is a qualified Metallurgist and Materials Scientist who has spent over 20 years in the renewable energy, fuel cell, and hydrogen sectors.
He has held a number of CEO and MD roles at fuel cell and electrolyser companies (including Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd and ACAL Energy), and was a founder member of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) in Brussels. Over his career, he has raised over £50 million for a number of start-up companies and spin-outs from larger organisations. He is also a co-inventor on three published fuel cell patents.
Outside the fuel cell sector Brendan was an original member of the Advisory Board for the University of Manchester National Graphene Centre, and is currently a member of the Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies (PGES).
In June 2020 Brendan co-founded hydrogen refuelling company, Element 2, which is now actively rolling out a UK network of hydrogen refuelling stations.