Gareth Browning

Gareth Browning


CCR Challenge Fund Manager

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Gareth is responsible for the Leadership and Implementation of the CCR Challenge Fund. An exciting new City Deal Programme launched in October 2020 which demonstrates how applying innovation to societal challenges can build local wealth for the region.

He holds graduate qualifications in Business Management and Leadership with over 18 years’ experience working at strategic and operational management levels in the areas of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, R&D and Business Development. 

He was previously the driving force behind high profile Public Sector Challenge-led Initiatives across the UK resulting in large scale collaborations between public sector organisations and businesses. 

As someone born in Cardiff and now living in Porthcawl, he joined the CCR team in June 2020, committed to creating opportunities for the region to prosper, and challenging conventional thinking and ‘usual’ ways of working, enabling and encouraging people to consider ‘the art of the possible’.  

Away from the office, he enjoys a round of golf, running and house renovation projects.

Meet the team

Kellie Beirne

Director of CCR City Deal

Rhys Thomas

Chief Operating Officer

Nicola Somerville

Head of Business Development & Inclusive Growth

Hrjinder Singh

Head of Finance, Risk and Assurance

Suzanne Chesterton

Marketing and Communications Lead

Robert O’Dwyer

Head of Infrastructure