Prior to joining the NHS, Gareth worked in the commercial sector and has a strong marketing background. Gareth has worked at a senior level in acute, community and primary care settings and was previously Executive Director of Strategy at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. He has a strong track record of successfully leading complex initiatives and has led on a number of significant strategic and commercial projects including corporate and clinical strategy development. Gareth’s expertise ranges across leadership development, strategic planning, system-thinking, project management, the impact of mindset and commercial skills. His passion is to help create an environment where leadership is inspired by kindness and compassion, where individuals and teams hold themselves accountable for their impact on others and where leaders see their role as being to create leaders not followers.