Occupation: Politics, Environmental Affairs and Executive Coaching
Occupational Position: Consultant Executive Coach
Gareth Morgan consults in a number of fields, and has particular interests in politics, environmental affairs, education, training and coaching. He works as a climate change consultant to the Friedrich Naumann Foundation. The work is primarily focused at the local government level, where Gareth works to improve climate change responses. In 2014 Gareth appeared on the inaugural list of South African climate change leaders produced by the Mail & Guardian.
Other recent consulting projects include work in the organisational design and social innovations space. Gareth was a Member of Parliament for South Africa's official opposition party for nine years, from 2004 to 2013. During his tenure in Parliament he served on the Portfolio Committees of Environment, Health, Mineral Resources and Water at different times. During his last four years in Parliament he was the Shadow Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs.
Other positions held during his tenure in Parliament included Parliamentary Counsellor to the Leader of the Opposition, and Whip of the National Assembly. His other achievements include: Rhodes Scholar (South Africa-at-large, 2000) Fellow of the Emerging Leaders' Programme run by the Southern Africa Centre for Leadership and Public Values Featured on the list of '200 Young South Africans to take to lunch' in both 2010 & 2011
BCom and an Honours degree (cum laude) in Political Science from University of Natal (PMB) MA Politics, Philsophy & Economics from Oxford University MSc in Environmental Change from Oxford University
2014 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow