Brent Cheshire was Country Chairman of DONG Energy in the UK and also Managing Director of DONG Energy Wind Power, where he had the responsibility for Country Management across the footprint. He has been with the company since 2004, when he was appointed as its first UK employee and Managing Director for E&P. Over the last 10 years he developed the business into one of the largest acreage holders in the West of Shetlands and the leading offshore Wind Developer in the UK.
DONG Energy is one of the largest investors in the UK offshore wind industry and has invested over £6 billion to date in its developments and operations. In May 2012 DONG Energy acquired Shell Gas Direct, now DONG Energy for Business, to sell gas and electricity in the UK B2B market and this is currently number 3 in the wholesale market.
Prior to that Brent spent 14 years with Shell International Petroleum, much of it overseas.
Brent gained an Honours degree in Geology from Durham University. Brent continues to support the development of Durham Energy Institute, for which he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree in 2012.