Gerard is a leading speaker on the subject of data management and governance, having spoken at and chaired numerous conferences over the last 10 years. A firm believer in the principle that good data management is all about people as well as IT systems, his proven approach focuses on delivering results through stakeholder buy-in, organisational change, process improvement and people development. He has delivered large-scale data governance organisations, built data management teams, implemented workflow systems, delivered effective data management processes and built data quality systems for multiple blue-chip organisations. Previous companies include KPMG, Tesco, Asda, Sodexho, FrieslandCampina, Jacobs Douwe Egberts coffee and BMI roofing. He is currently leading the data side of the OCI chemicals group global ERP harmonisation programme.