Brent Phillips

Director of Language, Partnerships & Innovation at Vicdeaf

Brent is currently Director – Language, Partnerships & Innovation at Vicdeaf, leading Vicdeaf’s community engagement and partnerships strategy, as well as Victoria’s largest and most experienced Auslan interpreting agency – Auslan Connections. Brent is also responsible for driving Vicdeaf’s suite of learning and training services. Brent’s previous roles include Contract Manager at the then Department of Planning and Community Development, Disability Outreach Officer at the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission and Manager at Deaf Victoria. He is a former President of Deaf Sports Australia, a voluntary position he held for eight years. Brent is currently Co-Chair of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission Disability Reference Group.

Brent is a third-generation Deaf person in his family, married to a Deaf person and is the proud father of two young children. He has BA (Criminology) and MBA degrees and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.