Garth is a Director at the LEAD Centre for Not for Profit Leadership where he works with community organisations and those that fund them. Formerly a lecturer for the Unitec Graduate Diploma in Not for Profit Management, Garth has worked extensively in community development through both government and NGO roles in Australia, NZ and the wider Asia-Pacific region. He is an accomplished author and recognised expert in strategic leadership and governance of NGOs. Garth's expertise and skill in training, coaching, and mentoring have resulted in him being appointed to a number of advisory roles to government and philanthropic funders on strategy, accountability, evaluation and reviews. He is a passionate researcher and has undertaken or supervised a range of research projects, and prepared issues papers, research reports and major submissions for non-profit organisations and on voluntary sector & social policy issues. Garth has an impressive publication list and is often called on as a public speaker on NGO development and civil society.