Garry Hunt is a uniquely skilled public speaker, facilitator & international businessman who has performed throughout the world. He has a wide range of talents, as an international businessman, scientist, TV, radio broadcaster & author.
In business, Garry has held many Executive Board positions with such organisations as Logica plc, ICL plc, non-executive and advisory Board roles with companies ranging from EDS, ITN News, Ernst & Young, Internationally he has been an advisor to many Governments, eg Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia and Guyana, while assisting many companies in all sectors throughout the world, such as Hewlett Packard, Cisco, Oracle, IBM, Barclays, Verizon, Computer Associates, Walt Disney In and the BBC.
As a scientist, Garry has been at the forefront of space exploration of the Earth and Planets as a member of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CalTech, Pasadena and NASA and advisor to ESA. A member of many major missions, such as Voyager to the outer planets, where he was the only UK scientist selected by NASA, Viking to Mars and several Earth climate missions and continues to share these unique experiences audiences all over the world.
An experienced speaker, able to communicate with all audiences; from Boardrooms, company groups, conferences to schools. He spent more than a decade as the ITN Space Adviser appearing regularly as well as continuing to make regular contributions to many BBC programmes; anchoring coast to coast US shows and presenting a series for CBS, as well as numerous radio and TV contributions on four continents. He is a skilled & experienced facilitator and chairman from dinner parties, small groups to large international conferences.
Garry richly varied career has taken him through academia & space science when he has held senior positions at leading Universities in the UK and US, Boards of many major companies to advisory roles with leading companies, Governments & the Institute of Directors. He is also a visiting Professor at Business Schools in the UK & US. His varied career has been recognised through awards by NASA & the Royal Meteorological Society for his scientific and space science activities; by ITN/LWT (television) for his commutations skills by ICL for his business achievements, as a Freeman of the City of London and in 2002 he received a Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for his community activities. He is an author of 9 books and more than 350 papers.
Industry Expertise (3)
Information Technology and Services
University of London: PhD, Mathematical Physics 1966
University of London: DSc, Physics and Astronomy 1981
University of London, UK: Mathematics, Mathematics 1964
1st class honours
- Royal Astronomical Society
- Royal Meteorological Society
- American Geophysical Society
- Institute of Directors
- Workshop Leader