Gary trained as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand before joining the banking and pensions focused financial services group, Pointon York, in 1994. In 2000 he formed the Compliance Solutions group which provided regulatory consultancy and risk advisory services to financial services regulated firms. Following the sale of this group in 2007 to a global plc, Gary took on Non-Executive Director roles at a number of regulated firms such as Melton Mowbray Building Society, Guarantee Protection Insurance Ltd and Embark Group plc amongst others.
In addition to his role at the FRC, Gary is a Non-Executive Director at Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited, the UK’s largest funded pension scheme with assets of c. £70Billion where he Chairs the Audit Committee and sits on Remco.
Gary is also a Non-Executive Director of the Church of England’s CBF Funds Trustee Limited which is responsible for six ethical investment funds worth almost £3Bn in aggregate.
Gary is the Chair of Council at the University of Leicester having served as a Lay Member of Council since 2009. He is also a Trustee and Vice Chair of Leicester Theatre Trust which runs Curve Theatre in Leicester as well as being a Trustee of the charity Malawi Foster Care.
He is a Fellow of the ICAEW and holds an MBA from Warwick Business School.