Damian Brennan has 17 years’ experience working within the South Australian Local Government sector, having undertaken various technical and operational positions. He has gained extensive industry experience through the practical implementation of Arboriculture works followed by managing, coordinating, and delivering progressive Arboriculture services, both within the City of Adelaide’s high-profile CBD setting and Adelaide Hills Council’s complex Mount Lofty Ranges environments.
Most recently he has managed the on-ground implementation of the emergency and recovery response requirements resulting from both the 2019 Cuddle Creek and 2021 Cheery Gardens Bushfires, requiring extensive contractor engagement, staff resource management, machinery logistics and on ground site supervision of Arboriculture works programs to the value of $4.1 million.
He holds an in-depth understanding of the requirements and challenges faced by Local Government to advocate for and proactively deliver modern arboricultural services. He has extensive experience in the review and implementation of operational workflow processes within established Arboriculture teams. He has an active interest in ensuring the Arboriculture Industry continues to evolve and adapt to foster an environment that encourages the development of tomorrow’s Arborists today.