Brooks Newmark is an angel investor, philanthropist, academic and campaigner on homelessness.
Brooks served in the House of Commons for over 10 years, as the Member of Parliament for Braintree and in the Coalition Government as Minister for Civil Society, responsible for charities, the voluntary sector and youth. He served on the Treasury Select Committee as a Government Whip and Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury. In Opposition, Brooks served as a Whip, during which time, he founded Women2Win, set up to increase the involvement of women in the Conservative party, and the Million Jobs Campaign to increase youth employment.
Brooks is studying for a DPhil at the University of Oxford’s Education Department focusing on Education Reform in Rwanda. He is also a Visiting Academic at the Middle East Centre, and is researching a book on Bashar Assad.
After leaving politics, Brooks pursued his passion for philanthropy and education reform. He is the Co-Founder of A Partner in Education, which works with Rwandan teachers to give children access to schooling and quality, inclusive education. Brooks is also committed to ending the plight of homelessness. He is a member of the Government's Rough Sleeping Advisory Panel and a volunteer for Crisis UK. In 2017 Brooks wrote a report at the Centre for Social Justice entitled Housing First: Housing led Solutions to Rough Sleeping and Homelessness.
Brooks is a recognised expert and author of various articles on security and foreign affairs. He currently sits on the Panel of Experts for the International Commission of Missing Persons, which is dedicated to locating people missing due to wars or disasters.
He also sits on the board of directors at Connaught Brown, the Catholic Herald, Mace Media and Brooks Newmark & Co. He holds an MSc in Education from the University of Oxford, a BA in History, Harvard College and an MBA in Finance, Harvard Business School.