Garry Banks

Occupation -
Director

Background -
Garry is a chartered electrical engineer and a Director of Ove Arup & Partners Limited. During his 25 years with Arup he has worked in Africa, Malaysia and the USA. In December 2000 Arup opened an office in Liverpool. Garry helped establish the permanent presence in Liverpool and he now leads the business. During this time Garry has overseen the delivery of a number of notable projects in the City and wider region including the award winning Liverpool Canal Link, the Dream Sculpture, the Spiders Web, the Bling Bling building, the ERP Building at University of Liverpool and a number of studies on the regions renewable energy capacity. Garry is also a member of Liverpool Commercial District BID operating board and he is a member of Liverpool’s Low Carbon Economy Committee and the Liverpool Smart City board.

Garry also leads the Design and Construction Group

Interests -
Passionate about Everton and a season ticket holder with his wife Karen. Took up Triathlons 3 years ago and is also a keen golfer, having been a member at Chorley Golf Club for 15 years. Enjoys walking and real ale!

Favourite Films -
Quadrophenia, Its A Wonderful Life, Last Samurai

Favourite Music -
Soul (modern, philly, funk and jazz funk) and a whole host of other genres

Favourite Books -
Otherland by Tad Williams, Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by Tolkien