Giles Wardle CEng BSc (Hons) MSc MIAgrE ASIC
Giles was born and brought up in Portugal on a large arable farm where he gained an early (and arguably unhealthy) fascination into soil, water and irrigation. Designing, operating, servicing and maintaining the family farm’s 140 hectares of irrigation gave Giles a wealth of practical experience and an appreciation of the end-user’s perspective of irrigation and water resources.
 
Giles’ early career and academic training in soils has given him valuable experience in the agronomic aspects of irrigation and a rounded comprehension of the technical disciplines related to irrigation and water engineering. Giles has worked in golf and turf irrigation since 1992 and in that time has been privileged to design irrigation systems for some of the most renowned golf courses and golf architects in the world. There are few irrigation engineers indeed specialising in golf and sports with the same level of engineering qualification and experience as Giles.
 
Giles speaks Portuguese and Spanish. A “reformed golfaholic” Giles now also enjoys racing (and occasionally crashing) a Caterham 7 and has completed several triathlons including an Ironman.
 
Qualifications:

BSc (Hons) Soil & Land Resource Science. University Of Newcastle Upon Tyne
MSc Irrigation Engineering. Cranfield Institute of Technology.
Member of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers
Member of the American Society of Irrigation Consultants
Chartered Engineer