Brendan Connor

Brendan Connor

Board Member Brendan Connor

Brendan was born in Liverpool, educated at Leeds University and Bradford University Management Centre and served in the Royal Navy.

He has lived and worked in the West Midlands for the last 25 years and is currently Chairman of CENEX plc.

He worked for Lucas Industries and TRW in senior management positions and latterly as Chief Executive Officer of Cosworth Racing Ltd in Northampton.

He was an independent member of the West Midlands Police Authority from 2005 to 2012, serving as Chair of Local Policing and Justice, Chair of Audit Committee and Member of the Counter Terrorism Oversight Group.

He has also served as a board member for Advantage West Midlands (2005-2012), University of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (2006-2012) and Chairman of Coventry Schools Foundation (1996-2011).

He is currently Chairman of the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and was Deputy Chairman of the Royal Air Force Museum in Cosford from 2005-15.  Brendan was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for the West Midlands in July 2014.

Brendan is also a member of the Armed Force Pay Review Body, responsible for providing independent advice to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Defence on the remuneration and charges for members of the forces.

He is married with two grown up daughters and lives in Berkswell near Solihull.