Gareth took up the position of Managing Director with PeacePlayers International – Northern Ireland (PPI – NI) in March 2009, having previously worked as Programmes Manager with Rural Community Network NI, a regional rural community development organization. He has a BSc (Hons) Degree in Geography, and an MSc in Town and Country Planning – both from the Queens University Belfast. Gareth also has a Post Graduate Certificate in Management and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), both from the Open University. Most recently, Gareth became a Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic programming. Gareth is married and has two children and hails from Co. Down.