Mr. Gardner is an environment planner who started his career with the Government of Jamaica in 1982. Mr. Gardner moved to private practice in 1992, where he provided consulting services to a wide range of private, public, civic, and inter-governmental organizations operating in the Caribbean.  Consulting assignments included projects and public policy initiatives in the U.S. Virgin Islands during the period 2000 to 2022.

Mr. Gardner is a member of Caribbean and international non-governmental organizations, such as the Natural History Society of Jamaica, Caribbean Studies Association, and IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas. He transitioned fully to the civil society sector in June 2022 when he became executive director of the Foundation for Development Planning, Inc. (FDPI).

Mr. Gardner has board and executive experience in the public, private, and civic sectors.  He is a co-founder of the FDPI, and served as the organization’s president and chair of the board of directors from April 2011 to May 2022.

Mr. Gardner has written, or contributed to, a large number of publications, ranging from technical reports prepared for clients to articles in peer-reviewed journals.


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Articles published on Under The Markets, a community online discussion forum for the U.S. Virgin Islands.