Gary co-founded the Laybuy business in New Zealand in 2016 with his wife and two sons (then aged 24 and 21) and has served as the Managing Director of the Company since that time. Gary is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of the Company. Gary is ordinarily based in the United Kingdom to assist in developing the Laybuy team and growing the UK business but is currently based back in New Zealand on account of COVID19. Gary has held a number of CEO roles in the retail industry, including Number One Shoes, Warehouse Stationery and EziBuy. Prior to his retail experience, he worked in treasury roles and in banking. Gary has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Massey University, New Zealand where he graduated with Distinction in 1994.