Brendan McClements is the Chief Executive Officer at Visit Victoria and former Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Major Events Company (VMEC).
Brendan has more than 20 years’ experience working in major events, sports and the arts. He has held senior leadership roles in Australia, the United Kingdom and the UAE, including at Cricket Australia and the International Cricket Council. During his time at VMEC, Brendan was involved in the acquisition of major sporting events including the 2015 Cricket World Cup and the 2015 Champions Cup featuring Real Madrid, Manchester City and AS Roma football clubs.
He also led the acquisition of various Melbourne Winter Masterpieces Exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria, blockbuster programs at the Melbourne Museum and exciting ACMI exhibitions including its outstanding ‘Tim Burton Exhibition’. Brendan also initiated and oversaw the creation of Victoria’s ‘White Night’ event.
Since leaving the public sector in 2016, Brendan has worked as Global Head of Events for TLA Worldwide and was a partner at Left Field Live, an international major event business.