Gareth is a structural engineering expert with more than 20 years of experience. He joined ForrestBrown’s team in 2020 with the ambition of helping like-minded technical professionals use the R&D incentive to achieve their goals.
Gareth’s work has taken him all over the world, including working on a number of cutting-edge, acclaimed structural projects.
After graduating with a Civil Engineering degree from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Gareth made his first move to the UK. He spent three years involved in the refurbishment of listed buildings and mixed-use developments and schools, then moved on to the warmer climates of Brisbane.
Gareth worked on large, mixed-use developments in Australia, before returning to South Africa where he spent more than a decade working for one of the country’s most reputable civil engineering consultancies.
As an associate, he led a variety of projects including public buildings, civil infrastructure and commercial and industrial developments. Most notably, he worked on several high-end residential structures, including the award-winning OVD 919 and Kloof 145.
With a keen interest in sustainable design, Gareth picked up further accreditation in green building principles and ran a number of renewable energy projects.
Gareth then moved over to the healthcare sector and led the structural team designing Kuwait Children’s Hospital. The design incorporates sustainability with cutting-edge technology and is set to be the largest of its kind in the world.
His final step in South Africa was to set up his own independent consultancy, which he ran successfully before moving to the UK and joining ForrestBrown.
At ForrestBrown, Gareth partners with our network of associations in the construction and engineering sectors. Attending members’ meetings, speaking on webinars and networking at events, Gareth uses his structural engineering experience to educate businesses on the value R&D tax credits can have on firms in this sector. With ForrestBrown, Gareth has written content for the UKWA, ACE, and Construction and Civil Engineering publications.