Gareth Rhys Williams, Government Chief Commercial Officer

Gareth Rhys Williams, Government Chief Commercial Officer since March 2016 will talk about the journey in making the Government Commercial Function the best Commercial Function in the UK. He will outline the background, capability transformation and some of the key successes to date. He will also discuss the key challenges ahead.


Unfortunately this event is now closed for booking.

  • About the speaker

    Gareth Rhys Williams was most recently Chief Executive Officer of PHS Group, a leading provider of outsourced workplace services in the UK. Gareth is an experienced CEO and Non Executive Director, with a consistent record of reinvigorating and reinventing listed and private equity backed companies through creative growth strategies. He has a strong record of driving transformational change in large, complex and federated organisations.

    Before joining PHS, Gareth was CEO of Charter International, the FTSE 250 engineering group, until its successful sale to Colfax Corporation in 2012. Prior to that, he was CEO of Capital Safety Group Ltd, since sold to KKR, and CEO of Vitec Group plc, the supplier of broadcast and photographic equipment and services.

Other WIG opportunities that may interest you

Philip Rycroft, Permanent Secretary, Department for Exiting the European Union

Friday 22 February 2019, 08:00 – 10:00

Breakfast Briefing

Dame Shan Morgan, Permanent Secretary of the Welsh Government

Wednesday 06 March 2019, 12:00 – 14:00

Lunchtime Briefing

Sir Philip Rutnam, Permanent Secretary, Home Office

Tuesday 12 March 2019, 08:00 – 10:00

Breakfast Briefing