Prior to becoming a Professional Referee with New Zealand Rugby, Brendon worked in project management in the construction industry, having gained degrees in Civil Engineering and Commerce. A keen rugby player and supporter, Brendon took up refereeing for the North Harbour province where he went on to referee in New Zealand domestic competitions and the 2015 World Rugby U20 Championships. He joined the Super Rugby refereeing team in 2016 and now, entering his 5th season of Super Rugby, he has refereed in 25 matches to date. In November of 2017 he made his test match debut, going on to referee a further 3 test matches the following year. In the last two seasons he has consistently delivered strong performances at Super Rugby level and he aspires to one day referee at the Rugby World Cup.