Originating from Ystradgynlais at 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 and a Masters in Educational Leadership and School Improvement at Cambridge University.
He became Headmaster of Gayhurst School in September 2016, having previously been Headmaster of Alleyn Court in Southend-on-Sea for 8 years. He has worked at 5 different independent prep schools during his career. Gareth is a trained ISI team and compliance inspector and an active member of IAPS, currently a trustee of the IAPS charity, iTrust and previously chairing the Finance Committee and sitting on Council.
He is married to Lisa and has three daughters, Nia, Daisy (who both attended Gayhurst) and Ffion and a Sproodle called Humphrey, all of whom keep him busy.
Gareth loves watching and playing sport, enjoying rugby, football, cricket and golf. He enjoys following Swansea City and is an ardent follower of the Ospreys and Welsh rugby.