Gary was elected as a non executive Director of CCES in 2012. He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Mutuals Institute, having served numerous terms as a company Director, Deputy Chairman and Chairman of Boards in the finance and credit union sector.  His earlier career was in public broadcasting, advertising and IT retail ownership and management.

Gary has provided advice and support to ACT CrimeStoppers to raise their public profile and was also appointed to the Canberra Bushfire Recovery Appeal Board to provide corporate expertise on fund raising.  He was formerly a Director of Abacus, the Credit Union Industry/Building Society peak body which liaises with government.