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Gareth John FCIOB

Policy Board member


Gareth is a Fellow of the CIOB and has been a member since 1992. Gareth is also the chair of the CIOB Cardiff Hub and a member of the CIOB Awarding Body Management Committee.

Gareth’s career started at the age of 16 as an apprentice carpenter and during his 42 years in the industry he has held frontline supervisory, technical and senior management positions on both new build and property maintenance and refurbishment works to both commercial and domestic properties.

The latter part of Gareth’s career was predominantly in a senior management role within Local Government and from 2011 to 2016 he held the position of Head of Property and Maintenance for Wales’ second largest Housing Association.

Gareth is currently a self-employed consultant working with SME contractors providing general technical, tendering, health, safety, environmental and policy development support.

Gareth is also a subject expert for Qualifications Wales and a consultant for Agored Cymru (A Welsh Awarding Body) developing, reviewing and auditing construction qualifications.