Gareth Jones was educated at Manchester Grammar School and then at Edinburgh University where he studied Medicine. At Edinburgh he excelled in both sport and flying – as a member of the University Air Squadron. Graduating in 1977, Gareth completed his pre-registration ‘house jobs’ to register as a doctor before opting to join the Royal Air Force, not as a doctor, but as a pilot.
Following 3 years of successful training, Gareth joined his first operational Squadron in 1981 - No. IV (AC) Sqn flying Harriers in Germany. An illustrious career in the RAF followed, principally flying Harriers or undertaking staff posts in support of the Harrier Force. He was awarded a Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air in 1990, then an OBE in 1998, and retired from the RAF as a Wing Commander.
In his final RAF years, Gareth completed a self-sponsored Warwick University MBA and graduated in 1998. Wishing to join a small entrepreneurial enterprise, Gareth joined Charles Walsh and a very small Healthcare at Home (HAH) in January 1998 as Business Development Manager. Since then, he has helped Healthcare at Home achieve significant growth and great success. He was appointed commercial director in 1999, led the company’s strategic development team for a time, and then headed up the PharmaServices Division; finally, he was International Director, developing business in Germany, Switzerland, Ireland and Australia. Gareth qualified as a Chartered Director with the Institute of Directors in 2006.
Gareth left HAH UK in early 2012 in order to set up, with Charles Walsh and the Burman family (owners of the Dabur Group), a new joint venture in India “Health Care at Home India Pvt Ltd”. He is currently Chairman of the company and spends much of his time in India helping to develop the business.
He is married to a full-time General Practitioner, has 2 adult sons, and lives in Rutland UK.