Previously a Director on Building Markets' Board, Trent now serves as the organization's Chief Operating Officer. From 2018 to 2020, Trent consulted on corporate strategy, governance and legal risk management in the international development and innovation for impact spaces. From 2012 to 2018, he served as Corporate Secretary and General Counsel at the International Development Research Centre, Canada, where his responsibilities included corporate legal services delivery, compliance and corporate governance across the Organization’s global operations. Prior to this, Trent worked in progressively senior legal roles at IDRC and variously at a litigation firm and legal aid clinic, representing clients on a range of civil litigation and administrative law issues. He holds a J.D. and B.A.(Hons) and is a member of the Bar of Ontario, Canada.