Brett is a partner in the Transaction team based in London. He leads the team responsible for renewable energy as well as the oil and gas sectors.
Brett draws from more than 30 years as a senior figure in financial services. In 1988 he founded National Futures & Options. As the managing director, he was involved in product development and education for large institutional clients in the use and value of derivative instruments. The company was sold to Fleming Martin (later JP Morgan) and he joined the board as director in charge of derivative trading responsible for the firm's broking and proprietary trading book. During this time, he was appointed to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) committee which developed the rules for the warrant market in South Africa.
As managing director of Brait Securities, Brett responsible for establishing the equity and derivative broking operations, institutional sales, futures and options broking and liaison with the corporate finance division in respect of listings, mergers and acquisitions and all JSE related matters. He was also involved in the founding of the futures exchange in South Africa and served on the board of the South African Futures Exchange (SAFEX) for several years as deputy chairman. He remains a broking member of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Brett relocated to the United Kingdom in 2005 and founded the CarbonDesk Plc which was the largest independent derivative broker when the carbon credit market was still buoyant.
He has an Honours degree in Accounting from the University of Cape Town and an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.