As Director of UK Steel, Gareth ensures that the organisation plays a key role in promoting the ambition of the steel industry, while also highlighting the significant challenges it currently faces. UK Steel is at the heart of the steel sector debate as the key unified voice of the industry. We also ensure that the sector is outward looking, bringing members and supply chains together to seek new challenges and commercial opportunities.
Gareth began his career in manufacturing, before moving into policy representation. First with the milk processing industry on environmental and climate change issues and then joining EEF in 2007 as Head of Climate & Environment Policy. Gareth led EEF’s work on a broad range of environmental policies that affect the UK manufacturing sector, with a clear focus on the steel sector.
Gareth chairs the Manufacturers’ Climate Change Group, which represents a broad range of carbon intensive sectors, including cement, ceramics, glass, paper, chemicals and steel. He also chairs the BIS Green Economy Council Energy Intensive Industry Sub Group.
Gareth graduated from Kings College London with a degree in Environmental Science.