Originating from the top end of the Swansea Valley, Gareth gained personal experience of an independent school when he boarded at Llandovery College from the age of 11-18.
Following an initial degree in Human Resource Management, he completed his PGCE in Primary Education at Aberystwyth University. He has since gone on to complete a Masters in Educational Leadership and School Improvement at Cambridge University.
He became Headmaster of Gayhurst School in September 2016, having previously been Head of Alleyn Court in Southend-on-Sea for 8 years. He is married to Lisa and has three daughters, Nia, Daisy (who both attend Gayhurst) and Ffion and a Sproodle called Humphrey.
Gareth is a trained ISI team and compliance inspector, sits on a number of IAPS committees and chairs the Finance Committee. He loves watching and playing sport, although does not get much opportunity for the latter apart from the odd game of cricket or hacking his way around a golf course. However, he satisfies his sporting needs as a season ticket holder for Swansea City and an ardent follower of the Ospreys and Welsh rugby.