Gary Kernagan

Ixion Management Board Member (Business Development)

Gary is also now the Shaw Trust Executive Board Member for Business Development.

Gary’s early career was in engineering with the Royal Air Force, experience which he used to move into a radiography design role working with the NHS. Subsequent career moves have included roles in the National Probation Service, Social Services, The Youth Service and as part of the Executive Group for a national charity.

He moved to Ixion in June 2013 from G4S where he was part of the bidding team that successfully secured three Work Programme prime contracts as a new entrant in the welfare arena. His role on leaving was as a Contract Director and member the G4S W2W Board.

As a trained mentor he has adopted voluntary roles ranging from work with high risk offenders to vulnerable young adults in care, with organisations such as Circles of Support and SOVA.

Gary counts among his achievements the securing of the “through the gate element” of the largest ESF Offender Employment Programme in the UK (as a Third Sector Prime Contractor).