Brendan Lynch is a consultant in the sport industry specialising in strategy, governance reform, organisational development and workforce planning. He has worked with international, national, state and local sporting organisations, as well as conducting major projects for the Australian Sports Commission and State & Territory Departments of Sport and Recreation.
Brendan has assisted many national sports to develop their strategic, high performance and participation plans, and has advised on the governance and organisational design required for their implementation. He also facilitated the development of ACTIVE 2020, the 10-year strategic plan for sport and active recreation in the ACT.
Brendan was previously Manager of Corporate Services with Swimming Australia overseeing the operational management, sport development and commercial growth of the sport. The position had a strong focus on policy development, marketing and communication, education and stakeholder relationship management, participation growth and community engagement.
Prior to that, as Program Manager of Volunteer Recruitment for the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG), he headed the team responsible for the successful recruitment of the 55,000 volunteers for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Brendan was subsequently awarded the Certificate of Olympic Merit by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). He has since acted as an advisor to a number of Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth and Asian Games organising committees, including more recently Vancouver 2010, London 2012 and Sochi 2014 Olympics as well as the IOC’s Olympic Games Knowledge Management.
Brendan has held Directorships with Australian University Sport, Volunteering ACT and the Centre for Volunteering NSW, and he was Chair of the Advisory Panel for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Volunteer Program.