Gérard is a passionate advocate for Human Rights and Employment Equity. Gerard has held positions in human resources as a vice president in a major financial institution and director general in the public service He is a trusted advisor about equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) as a means to improving innovation, leadership, technical excellence and employee engagement. He has extensive experience working with senior leaders. Gerard’s experience in and across many different sectors and settings has made him flexible, sensitive, broadly based and extremely useful to those with whom he works. He has partnered with diverse teams, bringing together former senior public servants, not-for-profit executives, private sector leaders and academics. He is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory™.