Brendan is Chairman of Cenex (Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon & Fuel Cell Technologies) based at Loughborough University. Cenex was originally funded by DTI (now Business, Innovation & Skills) but is now an independent consultancy led by a consortium of UK automotive systems companies and representative bodies. Previously Brendan was Chief Executive Officer at Cosworth Racing between 2001 and 2003 during which it provided engines to various teams in Formula 1, US Indy Racing League, CART and World Rally Championships. He was the recipient of MIA Business of the Year Award in 2003. Brendan has held senior general management positions in TRW and Lucas and currently holds a number of Non-Executive Board appointments in both the public and private sectors. He is Chairman of Midlands Air Ambulance and an Independent member of the Armed Forces Pay Review Board.