After 38 years in independent education, including three headships of Rendcomb, Dover and UWC Atlantic College, Gerry set up his own educational consultancy business, Staying Ahead in 2015. He was Chairman of The Society of Heads’ Professional Development Committee and responsible for launching its appraisal and mentoring programmes. As a qualified coach, he is still heavily involved in the training of senior staff. He has enjoyed being a parent governor of a state primary school in Surrey, and was a Vice Chair of Governors of a HMC 3-18 Boarding and Day School. Gerry also held the position of ISI team inspector. He is married with one son. His hobbies and interests include, golf, skiing, watercolour painting and real tennis.