Gareth Edwards

Gareth Edwards

Education Director, The Springboard Charity

Biography

Gareth Edwards graduated as a teacher in 1977 and began his career in west Wales. In 1978 he moved back to his native city of Cardiff, and taught in inner city schools whilst completing a post-graduate qualification in Sports Science.

In 1979 he was appointed as a lecturer in a large Tertiary College in Cardiff. Gareth became Head of Department within the college and began to expand the section to include vocational qualifications in sport, leisure, travel and tourism and latterly hospitality.

In 1998 he was successful in getting the Director-Wales post with Springboard, a national charity which specialises in helping young people, the disadvantaged and unemployed get opportunities for work within the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism sector.

Gareth has held a number of additional posts to complement the Wales Director’s role he has maintained, including Director of PR/Comms and Director of Operations. Gareth was also the Education Director for the UK between 2006-2015.

Awards

FLIGHT Specialism

Talking about rugby whilst enjoying craft beer and being one of the few Welshmen who can’t sing.

Commitments

Gareth is committed to educating those within the hospitality and tourism industries.

Skills
Event Management
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Coaching
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Hospitality
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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
1978

Teacher, Barry Boys Comprehensive

1979

Head of Dept, Springboard UK

2014

Education Director, The Springboard Charity

Testimonials

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Testimonials

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