Began his valuation career in 1978 under a valuation cadetship with Valuation New Zealand, while completing a Diploma in Valuation at Auckland University. After qualifying in 1981 Gary obtained registration in 1983. Gary is now a Senior Member of the Property Institute and an Associate of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers.
He joined Sheldons in 1987, primarily undertaking residential valuations on the North Shore although later specialising in residential valuations in Birkenhead, Northcote and Glenfield.
Gary became a director of Sheldons in 1992. On a day to day basis, he is responsible for overseeing the residential side of the Company and is involved in staff training, the joint directorship of the practice and oversees the daily administration of Sheldons.
His outside interests include all sports with Gary having been a former provincial representative rugby player for both Auckland and North Harbour whilst he also spent three years living and playing rugby in France.