Brendan O’Shea

Brendan O’Shea

Managing Director

Brendan is an accomplished technology strategist and Programme Director with a reputation for maximising return from investment in IS. With over 25 years’ experience, he has consistently exploited technology to deliver significant business benefit across a broad range of industry sectors, both in the UK and overseas.

During the earlier part of his career, Brendan enjoyed stints with a series of multi-national corporations (including Kellogg’s, SCA and RHM Foods). Here he successfully defined and delivered multiple high-value corporate IS strategies (incorporating large scale European IS programmes of change)

Since 2005, Brendan has established and grown a highly regarded technology consultancy, specialising in the delivery of business change and technology programmes.

Notable activity includes his development of IT strategies for multiple companies throughout the UK; business process reengineering programmes for multi-national consumer goods companies and a £52m technology programme for the largest Building Schools for the Future programme in the UK.

Brendan is a passionate Mancunian and is proud to have recently delivered a complex IT Programme related to the £152m refurbishment of two heritage buildings in Manchester (Manchester Town Hall Extension and Central Library). Here the key challenge related to the introduction of leading edge transformational technology in a Grade 2 listed heritage building. He is now working on the refurbishment programme for Manchester Town Hall.

Brendan has provided strategic technology advice to arts organisations in Manchester and Auckland. Both projects are focused on exploiting technology to better understand customer behaviour through the analysis of structured and unstructured data; interaction via social media channels is critical to both organisations. Brendan has also assisting the GB Taekwondo Olympic team to understand how the adoption of new data analysis technologies can help support the team’s objectives for Rio 2016.

Currently Brendan is working with the UK’s largest NHS Trust to provide strategic direction and programme delivery expertise on a number of mission critical technology deployments. These projects continue to deliver both improvements to patient care and also significant cost reductions with the replacement of older technologies with the deployment of newer technologies.

Brendan has recently commenced work on the new Factory Theatre in Manchester which will one of the most technologically advanced facilities in UK.

A PRINCE2 accredited practitioner, Brendan is a fellow of the British Computer Society and Chair of Governors at a large sixth form college in Manchester. He is also a Trustee at Manchester Central Library Development Trust.