Gerard was born and raised on a property outside Chinchilla, on the Darling Downs. He has a deep appreciation of the land, its people and the challenges they face.

He completed his education in Toowoomba, before moving to Brisbane where he completed a Commerce degree at the University of Queensland. He also has a Masters degree in Taxation Law.

Gerard has extensive experience in senior finance roles across a range of industries, business types and countries. His experience gives him a strong understanding of the economy and how it affects employers and employees. He understands the importance of reward for effort and will strive to ensure that small to medium businesses are given every chance to succeed.

He understands in the importance of effective economic management, property rights and a strong legal system, and is passionate about land management and ensuring the effective delivery of infrastructure.

Gerard wants to ensure that the next generation have better opportunities and living standards than we have enjoyed.

Same old Labor.

Jan 28

In the middle of a global pandemic, Labor is focused on itself.

Jan 28

Lots of kids will be heading back to school this week, and some will be starting for the first time. Wishing them all (and their mums and dads) a happy first day. 2020 was a really tough year for our children with #COVID19 causing lots of interruption and uncertainty. We still face many more challenges this year but here’s hoping 2021 will be a better year. Good luck also to all those students heading into Year 12 and their final year of school. Here’s a throwback photo of me in my Clovelly Public School uniform back when I was aged around 5. I have many fond memories of my time at Clovelly. I remember my teachers so well. Mrs Hitchings in K, Miss Gould in 1st Class and Mrs O’Connor in 2nd class.

Jan 27

"It doesn't matter if you're Jewish or non-Jewish, understanding the Holocaust and learning the lessons of the past is critical to a better future for us all" - Josh Frydenberg

Jan 27