Gerry is a Sydney Swans tragic who fell in love with AFL after seeing the 1985 Grand Final. Gerry is passionate about seeing the game grow into a truly national game and remaining accessible to fans. His pet hate, like many others, is going to the footy and seeing the best seats empty whilst grassroots fans pack out the upper tiers of the grandstands. Gerry grew up in Canberra and Sydney, and now spends his time between Canberra and Melbourne. Professionally he has a corporate law background having practised at major Australian law firms and as an in-house commercial lawyer. He continues to play football for the Easybeats in the Renegade Pub Football League over the winter, and in an AFL 9s team over the summer. Gerry was the president of the AFLFA from the end of 2014 to the end of 2020.