Meet The Directors

Brendan O’Shea

Brendan is an independent Technology Consultant who specialises in managing large-scale IT and change programmes.  He brings a wealth of professional experience to the Board of Directors as the next iteration of Central Library strives to meet the digital learning demands of the 21st century. Brendan is committed to contributing to the city region’s educational and cultural agendas and is passionate about the role public libraries play in society.

In his early career he worked on a number of large scale IT projects for a number of multi-national organisations. In 2005, he became an independent technology consultant specialising in large change and technology programmes. As an independent consultant Brendan has completed a number of high profile programmes. These projects have included a Business Process Reengineering programme for a multi national consumer goods company, he has led the technology programme for the largest Building Schools for the Future programme in the UK and developed IT strategies for a variety of companies.

Brendan is currently leading an IT Programme related to the refurbishment of two heritage buildings in Manchester. The programme has the dual challenges of introducing leading edge transformational technology in a Grade 2 listed heritage building. He is a PRINCE2 accredited practitioner and is a fellow of the British Computer Society and Chair of Governors at a primary school and a large sixth form college in Manchester.

Annual Account & Report

The Development Trust recently produced its first externally examined annual accounts and report which detail its activities and future plans.