Gareth has lived in Barlaston for 45 years. He is retired. During his working life he held senior management positions in manufacturing industry and the National Health Service. He is Chairman of the Parish Council and has represented Barlaston on the Borough Council since 2011.
Gareth is a widower with three children and nine grandchildren.
He is extremely active in village life, being President of Barlaston Bowling and Tennis Club, Chairman of the Village Hall Management Committee and a member of the local church. He is deputy chairman of the Governors of Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group. He is a year into his second term as Chairman of Stone and District U3A.
He has been very proud to represent his ward for the past eight years . He has served on the Borough Council Planning Committee and he has been Chairman of the Borough's Resources and Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee.
Gareth is a Stoke City season ticket holder, a keen walker around the Trentham Park lake and an active gardener