Gerard is the Managing Partner of Ernst & Young in Melbourne, leading a team of more than 120 partners and 1,600 staff. Prior to his current role, Gerard held a number of senior leadership roles within Ernst & Young. In particular, Gerard served as Asia Pacific Managing Partner (Markets), Oceania Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer.
Gerard joined Ernst & Young in 1984, building a successful career in transaction advisory services. He has advised many organisations on strategic, commercial and financial due diligence and valuations ‒ particularly organisations in the financial services and private equity sectors.
Gerard believes in giving his time and expertise to the broader community and is active in several educational and community organisations. In late 2003, Gerard joined the Mercy Health Board and the Mercy Health Board Finance & Audit Committee, which he now chairs.