Gerard has 35 years of experience in the logistics field. Over this time, Gerard has developed a core belief that it is critical to fully understand the customer and their business in order to supply them with a tailored logistics solution. Furthermore, that tailored logistics solution must also be actionable within the current market. Gerard also looks to ensure robust and sustainable solutions are in play. Gerard believes change is constant therefore flexible and adaptable solutions are critical to support the changing needs of the customers.
He has extensive expertise in transport of all kinds, spanning local couriers to pallet carriers and the full load market. He has held State, National and General Management roles across a range of 3PL transport providers. Within this time, Gerard has spent 9 years as a General Manager running an IT solutions business committed to ensuring transport optimisation and creating 4PL options for major corporate customers. The key goal of this role was to ensure the most efficient loads had been staged and the most efficient service offering had been used via an IT based solution that automated the process.
Gerard also branched out into other areas of the supply chain such as warehousing. Gerard assisted in the setup of warehouse layouts to ensure their effectiveness, while balancing the debate between warehouse footprint and materials handling and automation.
Gerard also spent 7 years working for and with larges consultancy organisations advising them on logistics services and their application, and how to best to make use of them for their future strategies.
Gerard has a Graduate Diploma in the field of Transport & Logistics to complement his practical understanding of the industry from RMIT (1992-1995).
Gerard has also participated in an industry driven training program from Macquarie Graduate school of Management NSW, where he achieved his qualification in strategic Management (2011).
Gerard has interests in cars, athletics and Australian rules football and photography.
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