Brent commenced as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner Taiwan in January 2020, leading a team of 12 staff members.
Brent facilitates commercial engagement on behalf of Australian firms in a number of sectors, including health and biotechnology, financial services, renewable energy, agribusiness, education and training.
Brent has 15 years of public and private sector experience in international trade policy and promotion, including the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement and business consultations for the European Commission. Prior to his Taipei posting, Brent was Trade and Investment Commissioner in Shanghai from February 2014 to December 2019. He was responsible for e-commerce, food & beverage and agriculture initiatives and Australia’s participation in the China International Import Expo in 2018 and 2019.
Brent holds bachelor degrees in International Business and Chinese.