Gareth is a highly regarded General Counsel with an enviable working knowledge of the UK infrastructure sector, in particular water, having led on some of the most strategic projects the UK water industry has seen in recent years. Gareth joined the Munnelly Group in October 2017 having started his career in private practice before moving in-house as one of the youngest General Counsel’s in the UK holding the position of General Counsel at integrated utility group, South Staffordshire Plc; the owner of 2 highly regarded regulated water companies.
With more than fifteen years’ experience in private equity together with mergers and acquisitions; Gareth’s practice focus has been on European and US deals ranging in value from $20m (US) up to and including $1.076bn (US). Gareth has overall responsibility for our strategic investments as well as our M&A activity.
Gareth is a builder and leader of high-performing teams and a "hands-on" lawyer. Within our Group Gareth has responsibility for our strategic investments legal, human resources, insurance, company secretarial and compliance teams. He oversees our statutory and regulatory compliance in terms of business conduct, insurance matters, and for supporting the CEO in ensuring Board decisions are realised.