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February 10-11, 2021


Brendan McGlinchey - Executive Director, Operations, Yas Marina Circuit, UAE

Brendan McGlinchey

Brendan McGlinchey is the Executive Operations Director for Yas Marina Circuit and is responsible for the operational delivery of Formula 1, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the Abu Dhabi World Rally Cross. Other responsibilities include Facilities Management, Corporate Hospitality, Event Delivery, Health and Safety, Crowd Safety, Fleet Management and all Circuit Operations for private and public use.

Prior to relocating to Abu Dhabi, Brendan was a successful Operations Director at Major Stadiums in the UK specializing in opening of new stadiums, stadium reconstruction and improvements. He has a wealth of experience in stadium and venue design, public safety, security and delivery of highest level of customer experience. Brendan’s experience includes the opening and delivery of Wembley National Stadium and the Baku Olympic Stadium and successfully working in the Premier League at Southampton Football Club, Aston Villa Football Club and key lead for the expansion of the unique main stand at Liverpool Football Club. He was also responsible for all Anfield Stadium and training ground operations.

Brendan also boasts past stint of over 20 years in the Royal Navy as an Engineering Officer before diving into the world of senior venue management.

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