"After working as an ‘unattached social worker' with a motorcycle gang in Birmingham, he joined the White Fathers Monastic Order and worked and studied in Ireland and France. He continued his interest in social issues working with travellers and immigrants in both countries, and with teenage drug abusers in London.
"Having left the Order and studying at Cambridge he worked in the late 70s and early 80s on environmental and pastoral issues while living in Africa and on urban problems in the Middle East based in Cairo. He established the Arid Lands Information Network now based in Nairobi. For most of the 1990s he was Oxfam's Africa Director and finished his career having been responsible for both Asia and Latin America and instrumental in setting up Oxfam UK's global network of regional offices.
"Brendan Gormley became the first Chief Executive of the UK's Disaster Emergency Committee in September 2000. The DEC brings together 13 leading UK international aid organisations at times of major crisis to launch national fundraising appeals with the support of the major broadcasters and is active in promoting high standards and accountability in humanitarian work. Gormley has helped raise several hundred million pounds to enable an effective response to major crises across the world. He served as Chair of Trustees of ACORD and is currently a Trustee of One World Media and the Noel-Buxton Trust." 
Resources and articles
- Trustees, One World Media, accessed July 22, 2010.