Where are they Now – Brendan Haar (OH 2002)
Brendan Haar (OH 2002) is General Manager at Haars Nursery, an innovative wholesale family plant business located in Somerville. Brendan’s brothers, Jordan (OH 2008) and Matthew (OH 2004) are also heavily involved.
As one of Australia’s largest wholesale plant producers, Haars supplies Australian majors retailers such as Bunnings and growers with quality flowering indoor and outdoor plants, an extensive range of herbs and vegetables, indoor house plants, hanging baskets and shrubs for garden landscapes. Haars has over 200 employees which keeps Brendan very busy!
Prior to the past 10-12 years running Haars, Brendan spent a great deal of time overseas working in a consulting company in the UK as well as enjoying some time in Germany. He also qualified as a lawyer in the UK and then had to requalify again in Australia which all up took about 10 years and a lot of patience!
On a personal note, Brendan is married to Emily and they live in Mt Eliza, after a much needed sea change from Windsor largely as a result of COVID-19. He continues to enjoy all things sports, particularly tennis and golf, and hopes to obtain an official handicap soon .
Brendan had a great time at Haileybury! His best man and his best friend, Michael Shaw, was one of his classmates. He is excited about reconnecting with the Class of 2002 20-Year at their reunion on October 21. See you there Brendan!