Gary is resident in Jersey and is a Chartered Accountant who qualified with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in 1989, having previously gained a BEng (Hons) from Nottingham University in Mining Engineering. He has significant experience of hedge fund administrative services, initially at the futures broker GNI Ltd (part of the Gerrard Group), where he became Managing Director of GNI Channel Islands in 1992. Gary established AIB Fund Administrators in Jersey in 2000, a specialist hedge fund administrator, which was subsequently acquired by Mourant and then by State Street. Gary was Managing Director and Head of Hedge Fund Services at State Street in the Channel Islands until he left in 2011 to focus on independent non-executive board appointments for hedge funds and other alternative asset classes. Gary served as Chairman of the Jersey Funds Association from 2004-2007 and was one of the practitioners most closely involved with opening up Jersey to hedge funds, including the introduction of both the Expert and Unregulated Fund regimes.