Gareth holds an MBA from the Hull University Business School in the United Kingdom and is also a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Manager. With over twenty years industry experience, Gareth has had particular focus IWPP’s with key utilities such as District Cooling, Waste Water Treatment, Waste-to-Energy and alternative power applications.
Gareth has been based in the Middle East since 1999 and prior to forming OAK Group Holdings, held General Management and Development positions with two global blue chip organizations. Gareth’s experience in developing and financing infrastructure projects within the energy and water sectors have afforded great experience in regulatory & licensing, commercial consulting and project execution. He has had accountability for public utility and independent service provider transactions in the areas of electric utilities, thermal and renewable energy, as well as large independent district cooling applications.
This experience has been further enhanced by M&A, privatization, project finance and project feasibility work. In providing full turnkey integrated utility solutions, Gareth’s leadership qualities have developed in leading technology providers on international bidding processes for multilateral agency-funded projects as well as negotiating project finance contracts. These contracts in the main have been for long term concession agreements both with governmental bodies and private consortium led technology providers.