Born in Auckland (New Zealand), Brendan started working in composite construction in Southern Spars where he did his apprenticeship in engineering fabrication. He has built masts and booms for numerous superyachts and racing yachts, including TP52s, J- Class, Open 60s, Maxi and VOR70s. He was involved in the construction of the Volvo Ocean 65s and built the two AC72 wings for Luna Rossa. He took part with Luna Rossa in the 2013 and 2021 editions of the AC. The one in 2024 will be his third AC campaign. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing.