Brent is a Director of Tūhana Business & Human Rights Limited. A New Zealand trained labour lawyer, he has spent the last 32 years representing companies and their representative organizations across a range of labour and human rights issues in countries around the world.
From 1999 to 2015 Brent was based in Switzerland with the International Organization of Employers (IOE) representing Business on global labour and social policy matters in the ILO and across the UN and multilateral system, Worked with Trade Unions, NGOs, and Governments, negotiating and resolving issues related to human rights and worker exploitation.
Brent was involved in the discussions on the creation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, served on the Board of the UN Global Compact and was co-chair of their multi-stakeholder Labor and Human Rights Working Group.
From 2015 to 2020 Brent was the Global Director of Human and Workplace rights with the Coca-Cola Company. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Human Rights, a member of the FIFA Human Rights Advisory Board from 2017- 2020, a member of the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment, co-chair of the Consumer Goods forum coalition working to end forced labour and on the advisory council for the Geneva-based Centre for Sports and human rights.