Gareth MorganGareth Morgan

South Africa


Occupational Information

Occupation: Politics, Environmental Affairs and Executive Coaching

Occupational Position: Consultant Executive Coach

Professional History

Gareth Morgan is the Director of Resilience in the City of Cape Town, running the City's involvement in the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities initiative.  Key to this work is leading the creation of the City's first Resilience Strategy. He was previously the Principal Trade and Investment Officer in the City, and played a leading role in establishing the Enterprise and Investment department.

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.  He resigned from Parliament in early 2013 to pursue other interests.

Prior to joining the City of Cape Town in 2015, Gareth consulted independently in a number of fields, including politics, the environment, education, training and coaching. Most of his work during this time was on improving climate change responses of local governments. In 2014 Gareth appeared on the inaugural list of South African climate change leaders produced by the Mail & Guardian.

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. He featured on the list of '200 Young South Africans' list 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