Previously Founder and Managing Director of Omni Group Advertising for over 20 years Gary specialises in innovation, strategy and communications, and has extensive experience working with a broad range of FMCG, Retail, Multinational, Government Ministries, Airline and Corporate clients receiving global recognition for the outcomes achieved on many projects undertaken.
Living in Silverdale with his wife Joy, Gary has always had a strong interest in the community and is founder and trustee of the Robin Hood Foundation and the Pacemaker Trust amongst others. He was instrumental in founding What’s Up, the children’s help line and many other projects undertaken by The Robin Hood Foundation.
He was chair of the combined Rodney Residents & Ratepayers Association which comprised 53 different member associations and President of the Coatesville Hall & Reserve Committee which was responsible for the development of the Coatesville Hall and Village Green.
He was also Head Judge for 10 years for the Community and Innovator categories for the New Zealander of The Year Awards.