Brenda has worked at senior level in the Southern African development, education and energy policy sectors for over 15 years. In 2007 she initiated a national programme focused on climate-related behavior change. Her work there included the implementation of small scale renewable energy projects and lobbying for energy policy change.
Since 2014 she has worked part-time at the Energy Research Centre (UCT). There and in her personal capacity she has conducted research on energy policy generally and renewable energy and nuclear power, in particular. She has served on the Ministerial Advisory Council on Energy (MACE) since its inception in February 2015.
She has just completed an MPhil in Energy & Development (ERC, UCT, 2016). Her dissertation is on the politics of electricity planning in SA. Brenda has a strong track record as a trusted bridge builder across sectors, an effective fundraiser and a strategic thinker.