Gerald is Head of Policy and Communications at the Fundraising Regulator and will be its Chief Executive from 1 July 2018.
He was Director of Policy and Partnerships at the Big Lottery Fund and some of its predecessors from 1995 until October 2010 when he went freelance, working with charities, Trusts and Foundations on a wide range of policy projects until joining the Fundraising Regulator in January 2016. His earlier career in the public sector was as a funder of charities and voluntary organisations.
He is a Trustee and Chair of the London Emergencies Trust (the successor charity to the former London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund which he chaired from 2005-2008). He is also an independent board member of the Armed Forces Covenant Trust. He was a member of the BBC Charitable Appeals Committee and its Vice-Chair from 2004-2009 and was a Trustee and Chair of the Camden Society (a charity for people with learning disabilities) from 2009-2017 and Citizens Advice Camden from 2011-2017.