As consultant and project manager for 10 years, Gary has been managing complex and big-volume technical assistance projects for EPOS in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He had recently completed an assignment as operations team leader for a 12 Mio EU-funded governance project in Myanmar on institution strengthening and policy dialogue, overseeing consultancy work provided through 10.300 expert days in a range of sectors including public finance, education and rural development that supports the country’s democratic transition.
As technical director, he will take lead in enhancing EPOS' technical focus on health policy, health system strengthening and health financing translating the company’s institutional knowledge and experience in to practicable solutions for its project acquisitions and ongoing technical assistance. His thematic range has made him conversant on topics relating to among others costing of health services in Malawi, social protection mechanisms in Vietnam, reproductive health and human resources for health in Yemen and health insurance and health information system issues in the Philippines. Before joining EPOS in 2008, Gary broadened his experience in community health working for an NGO as a team leader in the Philippines where he helped set up a rural-based health insurance programme that included local health systems development. The project was made a model in interfacing local health programmes with the national health insurance system.
Gary holds a European Master’s degree in international health, specializing in health policy and health systems management. His native language is Filipino and he is fluent in English.