Brenda is an economist with 30 years’ experience in regeneration and economic development in the public and private sector. She has worked as an economist for a number of central government departments and their agencies (such as Homes England) and tutored at university level in economics and statistics. As a member of the Government Economic Service and through her wide-ranging consultancy experience Brenda has advised on, commissioned and carried out numerous business case, evaluation and research projects working within and leading multi-disciplinary teams to develop or review the value for money of large expenditure projects and programmes.
Given the scale of spend and complexity of assignments she has had extensive direct experience of working with senior officials within the client teams as well as with the approving bodies including; Office Government Commerce, IPA, Homes England Investment Committee, DLUHC Investment Committee, MOD Investment Board and HMT Major Projects Review Board. Brenda has co-authored a number of departmental and agency best practice guidance publications in relation to business case preparation and evaluation. She has also designed and delivered training for large numbers of technical and non-technical staff within the Northern Ireland Civil Service, Ministry of Defence, Welsh Assembly Government and many other agencies on how to carry out the full range of business case development stages and associated project, programme and policy evaluation.
Brenda works within AMION’s economics and evaluation teams.