Gerard is a qualified Chartered Accountant who in his role as Finance Director is responsible for the overall financial governance of both Howard Civil Engineering and Howard Plant Hire.
After completing his formal secondary school education he achieved a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from Leeds Business School in 1999, he started his professional career with CGU. But as part of his desire to further his personnel development he relocated to the capital city of London to start his CIMA qualifications with Credit Suisse First Boston subsidiary, Pershing Limited. Whilst working at Bank of America he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2004.
In 2005 having achieved his goals in London, he joined the family business to take control of all things financial. As the business developed he has implemented a fully centralised supply chain to improve site efficiency and establishes cost certainty for the company. More recently as turnover has continually increased, he has implemented a full accounts department and sector specific software package, which provides the companies management accounts. These control measures have facilitated the companies continued growth during his tenure.
Away from work Gerard enjoys spending time with his wife Catherine, sons Conor and Joseph. To relax, he enjoys watching and participating in many sports including football, rugby and running.