About us Meet the team Trustees Brendan Murden Brendan is the managing Director of CEL Leadership and Change, an independent, not-for-profit, education and skills consultancy based in Manchester. Previously, Brendan was the Director of the Centre for Education Leadership in the University of Manchester. He has over 20 years experience of working with senior teams in local authorities, schools and colleges to foster culture change and raise standards for students. Brendan’s particular areas of expertise are designing bespoke leadership development solutions for public sector clients, consulting and coaching senior staff. As a native Mancunian, Brendan has a particular interest in the contribution of education and skills to the success of the Greater Manchester devolution agenda.