Chris Brendon

Current Positions Held:

Chairman and Group Managing Director, IQM Group Pty Ltd Australia, New Zealand, South Africa
Chairman and Director, DQS Certification AUSNZ Pty Ltd – Member of DQS Holding GmbH Group
Chairman, Australian Philharmonic Orchestra Pty Ltd
Managing Director, International Quality Management Pty Ltd

Industry Experience

Management consultant, international educator, auditor, trainer and instructor to over 1000 corporations in the fields of Quality Management, Supply Chain and Logistics, Environmental Management, Energy and Asset Integrity Management, Food Safety, OHS Management Systems, Management Systems Effectiveness and Strategic Business Improvement initiatives.

Professional Membership/Directorships/Recognition

• Honorary Fellow of Australian Organization for Quality

• Academician with the International Academy for Quality

• Senior Member of American Society for Quality

• Master Black Belt for Six Sigma

• Member of the International Who’s Who of Professionals Historical Society 2001

• Recipient of the Dr. JOSEPH JURAN MEDAL for an outstanding contribution in contemporary quality management to the Australian Industry


The Juran Medal

In 1983, Chris F. Brendon was awarded the most coveted Juran Medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Australian industry and commerce in the application of Quality Management practices.


International Academy for Quality

In 1996, Chris Brendon received an international recognition from the prestigious IAQ-International Academy for Quality. He was admitted to full membership of the Academy and was recognised for his scientific research, published papers and international speaking engagements in the field of Quality.

Members of the Academy are the extraordinary individuals representing the best quality knowledge and practices around the world. The IAQ currently has sixty eight international leaders from twenty five countries, all dedicated to a noble goal of improving the quality of products and services for the benefit of mankind and a progressively higher standard of life for all.

International WHO'S WHO of Professionals Historical Society

Chris F. Brendon has been listed as an honoured member of WHO IS WHO Historical Society for the year 2001. Quoting criterion for admission, "Selection for inclusion in International WHO'S WHO of Professionals organisation and membership is a testament to the professional, academic and civic achievement of the member."


Dr. Chris Brendon has accumulated many years of speaking to industry and commerce knowledge-seeking audiences around the world. Over the period of 35 years, he presented thousands of hours of lectures, seminars and workshops in Australia, USA, Canada, UK, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, France, Croatia, Ireland, Austria, Hungary, South Africa and Switzerland.

Dr. Chris Brendon has delivered numerous guest lecturer presentations at different institutions and universities around the world discussing topics of contemporary quality management, food safety, organizational restructuring, corporate governance and improving the effectiveness of management systems.


Dr Chris Brendon current DQS-UL and DQS AUSNZ Auditor Status is as per the following:


• ISO 9001 Lead Auditor
• ISO 14001 Lead Auditor
• BS OHSAS 18001 and AS 4801 Lead Auditor
• BRC Lead Auditor
• ISO 22000 Lead Auditor
• FSSC 22000 Lead Auditor
• ISO 50001 Energy Management Lead Auditor
• AS 9100 Aerospace Auditor
• ISO 27000 Information Security and Privacy Lead Auditor
• ISO 55001 Asset Management Lead Auditor


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