Vice Chair, UK National Commission for UNESCO
Gary Brace was Chief Executive of the General Teaching Council for Wales (GTCW) 2000-2014. Previously, Gary was Assistant Chief Executive with the Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales (ACCAC) and prior to that, history officer with the Authority. He spent 15 years at the ‘chalkface’ teaching history and government & politics in a secondary school and a sixth form college in Cardiff.
He has been author and co-author of a range of guidance booklets for teachers and has undertaken education advisory work in the Russian Federation and Georgia on behalf of the Council of Europe.
He is a Vice-Chair of the UK National Commission for UNESCO, a Trustee of Sustain Wales, a governor of Herbert Thompson primary school in Ely, Cardiff and President of Llandaff Rowing Club. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was awarded the University of Glamorgan Chancellor’s Medal.
Gary has twice climbed Mt Kilimanjaro.