Sr. Vice President - Corporate
Gerard joined United Technical Services at the beginning of 2016 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Advisor to the Chairman and CEO. Gerard’s role is to review and advise in respect of UTS’s strategy, products, markets, services and organisational structure going forward. In addition Gerard undertakes specific assignments on behalf of the Chairman as required.
Gerard is a former Partner and Financial Services Leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 35 years of experience, working in Central Africa originally and then the Middle East since 2002.
Gerard was the reporting and concurring Partner for PwC’s International and National mandates including Barclays Bank, RAKBank, Emirates Group and Dubai Holdings to name a few and was appointed Mentor to up and coming Emirati nationals in the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Leadership Development Programme.
Gerard has extensive experience, including corporate leadership and strategy, operational and financial management, commercial and risk management, internal and external audit oversight having previously held Group Finance Director and Manager Director positions. He is experienced and practiced in building high performing teams. His direct divisional reports have included: business planning and corporate strategy, human resources, information technology, finance, corporate administration, risk management, internal and external audit, tax and legal.
An effective and experienced executive, Gerard has the innate passion, drive and determination to implement positive change to large, complex organisations. He is hands-on, with a strong action and objective-focused approach.