His early career in IT development was spent with YARD Ltd, CAP Scientific, and latterly Sema Group. He was Technical Director of CAP Scientific in the UK, and was Director of YARD USA in Washington DC, before leaving to become the founding Managing Director of Real Time Engineering in 1988. Over the following 18 years, he helped to develop the company to become one of Scotland's largest and most successful indigenous ICT organisations.
Gerry is a former Chairman of the Scottish Software Federation, and was the founding Chair of ScotlandIS. He is a member of the ICT Forum for Scotland, and is Chair of the ICT Industry Advisory Group for Scottish Enterprise.
He is also non-executive Chairman of Conscia Enterprise Systems, a web applications developer in Glasgow. He is a member of the Advisory Board at ICS, Scotland's most successful incubator organisation. Gerry is also Chair of the Advisory Group for Common Purpose, a social leadership development programme, in Glasgow.