Garry grew up in Whanganui, graduated from Victoria University with an honours degree in law and started working at Treadwell Gordon in 1970.
His main practice is family law; in particular, relationship property, family protection, wills, trusts and general conveyancing.
Garry has always been very involved in the local sporting community and is an avid sport follower. He was Chairman of Sport Whanganui for ten years and is still on the Board. He represented Wanganui representative cricket side. He is a regular gym attender.
Garry is a New Zealand Cricket Code of Conduct commissioner, trustee of many community and private trusts, and a member of the Tongariro Masonic Lodge. He is a respected member of the legal profession as well as a popular local character.