Gerard has spent the past 30 years working in the AOD field. Working initially in a counselling role, then as an AOD Program Director, then in senior positions within The Salvation Army AOD Services including Operations Manager for NSW, ACT and QLD

Gerard’s current role is Operations Manager for WHOS Treatment Services.

Gerard has also worked in the private and government AOD sectors for 11 years, providing a range of specialist assessment / referral, intervention and case management services.

Gerard holds or has held Board positions on AOD peak bodies such as the Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies NSW (NADA), Queensland Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies (QNADA), Alcohol Tobacco Other Drugs Association ACT (ATODA), Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association (ATCA).

Gerard holds qualifications in Social Sciences, AOD Work, Psychotherapy, Clinical Supervision, Business Management, Human Resource Management and Workplace Training and Assessment.