The current Chair of our Industrial Affiliate Section is Gary Hesketh. Gary started his career as a plumbing apprentice for Talesouth Ltd in 1983 working predominantly on new build developments. After completing his four-year apprenticeship, he progressed to the management team at Talesouth, overseeing numerous projects across the south west.
From 2000, Gary moved to a local heating specialist company - Gregor Heating - and this move helped him increase his knowledge in the then new emerging renewable sector. From 2009 to 2019, Gary worked in the private sector combining the role of Gas Compliance Director with running the installation and service department ,working on renewables, commercial projects, high specification new developments , alongside developing a portfolio of housing association clients.
Gary joined the OVO Energy team in 2019 as the Gas Technical Lead and progressed to the Senior Policy, Procedure and Strategy Manager for the Safety Technical Compliance department of the OVO Smart Meter group. This role includes the creation of safe working practices and policies, and the promotion of efficiency innovations.
Gary is an IGEM Trustee, a member of the Social Housing Working group and he represents OVO Energy at MAMCOP, ISSG and the IGEM Large Business Forum. Gary holds the professional registration of EngTech MIGEM.
In his youth, Gary was an active team member of a local rugby club, often playing at Bristol Memorial Ground. He is a keen skier and enjoys walks with the family dogs.