Gerard joined Bond in 2019 as head of organisational effectiveness. He leads a wider team supporting CSOs to achieve better development results through improved effectiveness, transparency and learning, safeguarding and by innovating and adapting to be fit for the future. He leads on two of Bond’s strategic objectives; the ‘Civil Society Collective’ programme funded through DFID’s Aid Connect; partnerships and collaboration practice, along with supporting Bond’s own internal organisational effectiveness.
He has worked in various leadership, management and advisory roles for more than 20 years in the humanitarian and development sector. His main areas of focus have been organisational capacity development, partnership development, programme and project management, programme funding, monitoring and evaluation including working for Australian Red Cross, RedR UK, VSO, and as an independent consultant. He is also an Associate Member of CIPD.