Brendan McGrath is a native of Clonmel in Co Tipperary, who has been Chief Executive of Galway City Council in the period June 2013 to June 2023. Prior to his current posting Brendan was a Director of Service in Meath County Council over a period of 12 years in the areas of Community & Enterprise, Economic Development, Housing, Transport, Water Services, Planning, Environment, Climate Action and Recreation, Amenity & Leisure. In 2012, he was temporary County Manager in Meath for 12 months, immediately prior to assuming his position in Galway.
Throughout his 47 year local authority career, Brendan has also worked in a myriad of positions and roles in various local authorities, including town authorities in Meath (3 occasions), Wexford, Roscommon, Galway County and Kildare. Brendan holds an M.A. Degree from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. His other interests include all sports, reading, music, cinema and photography. He is married to Rose for almost 40 years, has 3 children and 2 grandchildren.