Gareth started his career working with offenders in the early 80s, in the voluntary sector. He qualified as a Probation Officer in 1990 and worked in various locations across Manchester and Salford, particularly specialising in multi-agency crime prevention initiatives. He joined the fledgling Manchester YOT in February 2000 and developed Restorative Justice and Referral Panels across Manchester. He joined Lancashire YOT in 2003 as Deputy Head of Service before taking the helm at Halton and Warrington in 2005.
Outside of work, his passions are family, football and fast motorcycles. He also indulges his interest for travel and good food and wine. Extremely occasionally all those passions coincide!! Happy days!