Brent has a marketing degree and a twenty five year history in advertising.

He has lived in Mt Eden for most of his adult life. Recently returning from a five year stint living on Waiheke Island he is now back in his familiar backyard, "The Village."

Family orientated he has three sons who have all schooled and played sport in the district giving him a wide range of contacts and local knowledge.

Brent is open minded, user-friendly, honest and relationship focused.

With strong people management skills and a wealth of brand and strategy experience he was recently managing director of a large retail advertising agency. Previous to this he was a director and part owner of two successful boutique agencies, a TV station and a post-production company.

With all this going for him he hasn't lost sight of the fact that "service reigns supreme" in any business. He believes good communication is so important when you are selling. Face to face first, the telephone second and email and texting (although still important) a distant third.

Brent's background and experience is a strong addition to the UP team.