Gareth is a Director of Orcades Marine and is Managing Director of sister company Aquatera Ltd, where he has worked as an environmental consultant and project manager for over 20 years. He trained initially as a marine biologist, completing a PhD in Deep Sea Biology. He has since completed over 350 projects covering a wide range of environmental and operational topics. His key attributes with regard to his work are his breadth of vision regarding environmental, industrial and political issues, his ability to communicate effectively with people of all backgrounds and his enthusiasm for the tasks to be completed to fulfil a scope of work. Gareth’s management strengths lie in his team leadership qualities founded on commitment and leading by example, his ability to establish good client relations, his strength in shouldering responsibility for the actions of the team as a whole, and his approach to management systems on the basis that they should facilitate work rather than be an end in themselves.