Prior to arriving at Oxford, Brooks was a Member of Parliament in UK Government and Minister of Civil Society. Before entering politics Brooks was a Senior Partner at Apollo Management LP a leading Private Equity Firm.

Brooks was educated at Oxford University where he received an MSc in Education and Harvard University where he received a BA in History at Harvard College and an MBA in Finance at Harvard Business School.

Brooks founded an education charity in Rwanda ten years ago called A Partner in Education ( and has built a school for 300 children and a teacher training centre in Kigali.

Brooks Masters dissertation focused on Fine Motor Proficiency in Seven Year Old Children in Rwanda as a predictor of academic achievement. His doctorate will be focusing on seeking to explore the drivers of education policy in Rwanda through the lens of politicians with a view to better understanding the formal and informal influences on policymaking.

  • Housing First: Housing-led Solutions to Rough Sleeping and Homelessness, Centre for Social Justice (2017);  The Hidden Debt Bombshell (CPS, 2009); The Price of Irresponsibility (CPS, 2008); Simply Red – The True State of the Public Finances (CPS, 2006) Direct Democracy – An Agenda for a New Model Party (2005).