Gerry is a pensioner in the 1994 Pensioners Section of the RPS, having worked for the Operations Department of the British Railways Board for over 15 years. Gerry then joined the full-time staff of the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) as its Irish Secretary and after holding a number of positions he was elected as General Secretary in March 2004, serving in that position until taking retirement in November 2011.
Gerry served for a number of years on the General Council and the Executive Committee of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and was also a member of the Commission for Integrated Transport (CfIT) until its demise in 2010. After he retired, Gerry was a director of South Central Youth (SCY), a charity devoted to deflecting young people from engaging in the gang culture prevalent in areas of south London.
Gerry was also appointed as a director of the Trustee Company in 2018.