Gabriel is a 41-year-old beta thalassaemia major patient; and has served as President of the Society for the past 8 terms. He works full time in the accounting profession. In 2006 Gabriel became the first person in the world with thalassaemia major to complete a marathon race, a remarkable achievement. In 2013 he repeated this feat when he again completed the London marathon, raising funds for the Society and raising the morale of thalassaemia patients everywhere. Gabriel and his wife became parents with the arrival of their twin boys in April 2016.