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Senior Strategy Advisor,
Management Team member

Gary Townsend Vila


Gary Townsend Vila joined Consumers International in January 2017. Gary advises on, and contributes to, Consumers International’s future strategic and business development and planning activities.

Prior to this he was Deputy Chief Executive of Creative Skillset, the UK’s training and skills body which supports the future growth and productivity of the UK’s Creative Industries. Whilst at Creative Skillset he was responsible for corporate strategy and business planning, communications and public affairs, operations, organisational development and governance.

He has held senior marketing and public relations roles in central and local government, as well as the arts, further education, local authority and tourism sectors. He has been a member of a number of industrial and governmental working and advisory groups, particularly relating to skills, diversity and inclusion. He is a professional executive and leadership coach, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He also has experience as a Trustee and Non-Executive Board Director in the not-for-profit sector.

Gary is based in London.

Email Gary: gvila@consint.org