Brooks Newmark has been the Member of Parliament for Braintree since 2005. Currently he is an Opposition Whip and he has also served as a member of the Treasury Select Committee and the Science & Technology Select Committee. Brooks is a Board Director at Harvard University (Harvard Alumni Association) and is on the Advisory Board of London Business School's Private Equity Institute.
Prior to entering politics Brooks was a Senior Partner at Apollo Management, a leading International Private Equity firm. Brooks was educated at Harvard College, Harvard Business School. and Worcester College, Oxford. Brooks is the author of Simply Red: The True State of the Public Finances (with Stephen Hammond, CPS, 2006) and The Price of Irresponsibility (CPS, 2008) and the Hidden Debt Bombshell (CPS, 2009).