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Gareth Morgan was a Member of Parliament for nine years. He was first elected to the National Assembly in 2004 at age 27. He had previously been a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University where he read for a MSc in Environmental Change and Management, and a MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
While in Parliament Gareth was the Shadow Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs. His parliamentary interests included water management, climate change and renewable energy. For a period of six years he represented the South African Parliament at meetings of ‘Global Legislators for a Balanced Environment’. He also served on delegations to COP16 and COP17. At the time of his resignation from Parliament in January 2013 he was the longest serving member of the Portfolio Committee of Water and Environmental Affairs.
Nowadays Gareth is consulting in the fields of environment, politics, government and training.  Among other things he is working on a three year climate change project for the Friedrich Naumann Foundation.
Gareth, who also holds a BCom and a Honours degree in African politics from the University of Natal, is a Life Fellow of the Emerging Leaders Programme run by the Southern Africa Centre for Leadership and Public Values. In both 2010 and 2011 he featured on the Mail & Guardian’s annual list of 200 Young South Africans to take to lunch.
He was schooled at Westville Boys’ High School, where he was the Deputy Head Prefect in 1994. He was the Founder President of the Interact Club of Westville Boys’ High in 1993. He went on to be a short term Rotary Exchange Student to Adelaide, Australia from December 1994 to January 1995. He joined Rotaract in 1999 and was a member for 18 months before heading off to the UK to study.
Gareth is a keen runner, and has completed four Comrades Marathons, four Two Oceans Marathons and one Duzi Canoe Marathon.
[What Gareth left out – I last played cricket at Oxford University, for my college and for the Rhodes XI that toured SA in 2002. I don’t regard myself as that good, but I am a competent bowler.] Now why would I find that interesting – Gerald S [Chairman IFCR –SA]

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