Gerard is a Director of Metro Dynamics.
Prior to joining Metro Dynamics, he was the Director for Strategy and Regeneration at Ilex, the Urban Regeneration Company for Derry~Londonderry. He was the principal author of One Plan – the regeneration plan for Derry~Londonderry to 2020. In leading the preparation of the City’s plan, Gerard developed the methodology based on a proactive and inclusive cross sectoral partnership (building capacity to collaborate), brokered and secured agreement from over 1,000 stakeholders across the city to prepare a single plan, and built and led the team - strategists, statisticians, economists, planners etc., bringing the City together to agree one plan, one mission and one vision for 15 years. Gerard therefore has a proven track record of formulating, leading and implementing strategies and programmes.