Gerard is responsible for helping the charity maximise the difference we make with older people. Gerard’s portfolio includes co-production & involvement, organisational outcomes and quality, insight from our staff, older people, volunteers and our supporters, as well as evaluation, continuous improvement & transformation.

Gerard has a background in the voluntary sector, working for community development organisations and Citizens Advice. Prior to joining Independent Age, Gerard was Director of Quality and Evidence at Healthwatch England, part of the Care Quality Commission.