Member Spotlight: Gareth Hughes
Global Head USD Interest Rate Swaps, Societe Generale
Born: Bangor, Wales
Lives: Greenwich Village, Manhattan
What brought you to New York?
I was able to transfer with my company at the time, back in 2004. The last 13 years have flown by and despite a brief stint in San Francisco and Boston, I have called New York City home for that period.
What do you enjoy about being a member of St. George’s Society?
St George’s offers a fantastic opportunity to assimilate into a new environment whilst meeting like-minded individuals from all corners of the globe that have an interest in helping those less fortunate than ourselves. The society’s social events are second to none and always a great time to attend. From curries to quizzes and meeting sporting heroes along the way.
What is your favorite New York place or pastime?
There are far too many to name just one! As someone who likes to keep active I love the ability to drive a couple of hours north to be skiing in the winter or east/south to be on a beach in the summer; riding over the GW bridge or running races in central park. I’m not a stranger to the many bars and restaurants that NYC has to offer either. Current favorites are the Musket Room in NOLITA and Roberta’s in Bushwick.
Gareth ran the New York City Marathon in 2015 and raised $8,621 for the Society’s charitable programs. He completed the marathon in a personal best of 3 hours 27 minutes.