Phone: 07 577 7000
Gareth has worked in local government in Auckland and Tauranga for more than 20 years in a variety of leadership roles. He came to Tauranga City Council initially from a senior business development role at Auckland Live, New Zealand’s largest performing arts organisation.
Gareth’s role covers libraries, community development, Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, places and spaces, events, emergency management and civil defence, and council-controlled organisation governance. He has a strong focus on relationship building within the community, building successful and engaged teams, and ensuring processes create accountability and transparency in decision making.
He has a background in the performing arts, event management, and also emergency management, in particular on a practical level as a Fire and Emergency New Zealand volunteer for nearly 20 years.
Gareth and his partner were born and bred in Tauranga and have both loved moving back home with their two primary school aged children.