Brent has been an NHS executive director since 2005, working in senior roles across a range of acute, community health and mental health NHS organisations.

His Board level experience includes joint Managing Director at NHS South of Tyne and Wear Community Health Services, Executive Director of Business Strategy and Performance for South Tyneside Foundation Trust, and Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive for Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.

Alongside his Trust role, Brent also sits on the NHS Providers Board of Trustees, a national membership body for all NHS organisations,  where he represents provider views in discussions alongside other Trust Chief Executives and Chairs from across the country.

Brent has a strong track record of working with staff, service users and partners to lead service improvements,  and of developing a culture of continuous improvement to improve patient care.