Gareth took up the position of Managing Director with PeacePlayers International – Northern Ireland (PPI – NI) in March 2009, having previously worked as Programmes Manager with Rural Community Network NI, a regional rural community development organization. He has a BSc (Hons) Degree in Geography, and an MSc in Town and Country Planning – both from the Queens University Belfast. Gareth also has a Post Graduate Certificate in Management and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), both from the Open University. Most recently, Gareth became a Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic programming. Gareth is married and has two children and hails from Co. Down.
As Managing Director of PeacePlayers International Northern Ireland I over see the programme which uses basketball, proven theories of social modeling, conflict resolution and leadership training, to provide an environment where participants from Catholic and Protestant communities take part in athletic and community relations activities that enable them to learn leadership skills, as well as how to live as friends and neighbours.