Gareth has over 15 years’ experience in the IT industry, including more than a decade in London where he first put his degree in Economics to use as a software developer. He gained experience in the banking industry on numerous large IT projects from front office investment banking to wholesale banking compliance as both a developer and team leader.
During his time in the UK, Gareth also gained an MSc in Computing Science, including a thesis on evolutionary algorithms. His last UK role as an Agile Software Coach at BBC Worldwide allowed him to specialise in Kanban and Lean while participating in a highly successful case study as a member of the first team at BBC WW (and BBC) to transition to Kanban. "I believe it will be one of the most significant papers in Software Engineering this decade" - David Anderson.
Gareth returned to New Zealand in 2009 and has worked for Assurity as the Kanban Practice Lead ever since. He thrives in client sites where he can use his solid technical background combined with his deep agile and lean skills to bring game-changing and successful ideas to continuous software delivery.
Gareth is a Certified Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant (SPC), Cognitive Edge Advanced Practitioner, Scrum Master (CSM) and an Advanced Kanban for Software Engineering practitioner trained by David Anderson. Gareth is a speaker at both NZ and international Agile/Lean events including LSSC and Agile Australia.