Gareth lives in Denbighshire, North Wales, is a fluent Welsh speaker and has extensive knowledge of the agricultural and wool industries having worked 26 years for British Wool. This started in 1990 spending 14 years working at their wool grading depot in Denbigh before moving in 2004 to work for the Farmers Union of Wales (FUW) as County Executive Officer with responsibility for the four North East Wales counties. Gareth returned to British Wool in 2008 and is employed as Head of Producer Marketing. In his role Gareth manages the Producer Marketing team who are responsible for all producer facing activity. This includes communication, stakeholder, press and media engagement, agricultural shows & events, the 9 UK regions and the shearing and wool handling training programme.
Gareth firmly believes in the principals and the benefits of working together and something he’s encouraged within his local community having previously been Chairman of the Michelle Jones Memorial Fund and the Denbighshire Branch of the Liverpool FC Supporters Club. More recently Gareth was Partnership Group Member for the Clwydian Hills & Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AoNB) and Chairman of their Land Management Working Group.
Gareth is a currently a non-magistrate member of the North Wales Advisory Committee for the Judiciary. In his spare time Gareth enjoys walking, football and reading and is a member of the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists.