Gary heads up the FUEL Trust, a newly formed NGO based in Johannesburg, whose vision is to make a positive and permanent contribution to the lives of young South Africans. FUEL has engaged with the government to support them in enhancing the quality of their National School Nutrition Programme, which targets six million primary school children daily. Gary returned to South Africa in January 2007 after having spent nine years working in the United Kingdom. He was commercial director of Nando's UK for five years, where he was responsible for procurement, logistics, safety, menu development and maintenance of the UK group, which managed 150 corporate- owned restaurants. Prior to that Gary worked as an investment manager for Capricorn, a private equity business that operated in the leisure and financial services sectors both in South Africa and the UK. Before leaving for the UK in 1998, Gary worked for four years as group financial manager for Cullinan Holdings Ltd, having completed his articles and qualified as a chartered accountant at Deloitte & Touche in Johannesburg in 1994. Gary is married to Alison and they have two young daughters. Gary is passionate about sport and the outdoors.
Lunch spot: The Saxon, Johannesburg