Gareth has more than 30 years of experience, involving finance and project management, in the public sector; working to budgets and deadlines at increasingly senior levels.
Degree educated, from 1985 onwards Gareth has been involved at board level and as part of management boards, including Chief Administrative Officer (finance/admin/property) at Richmond College.
Gareth is a founder-Director and CEO of Brendon Energy (founded in 2011) – a community benefit society based in Somerset.
He is also Chair and Director of three freeholder-owned residential property companies setting annual budgets, appointing contractors and managing income/expenditure.
Gareth has been a member of the Transition movement for over a decade and decided that the most effective way to contribute, given his background, was to help to develop renewable energy.
“I moved to Bristol and wanted to remain involved in community owned renewable energy and to use my skills from Brendon Energy to assist Bristol Energy Cooperative. The problems of fossil fuel consumption and the positive aspect of community ownership and profit use reinforce my determination to work in community owned renewable energy.”