Gerard has completed 3 post-graduate degrees including two Masters and was the head of TAFE Business School and Director of the Australia Graduate Management Consortium (TAFE/CSU). He is a Director on four boards and was Chair of Mamre Plains Limited, a charity in Western Sydney that provides training and employment for people with disabilities.
Gerard has established a number of businesses including a family tyre manufacture and retail business, a consultancy business ‘Strategic Learning Partnerships’ and a Registered Training Organisation the ‘Institute of Strategic Management’ (ISM).
Gerard provides strategic planning, governance and merger and acquisition advice particularly in the mutual ADI sector (Credit Unions and Building Societies). Through ISM, Gerard prepares, writes, delivers and assesses on various accredited programs in Business Services and Financial Services including Management, Mortgage Broking and Banking Services.