Sir Gerald is a former Conservative Member of the United Kingdom Parliament, representing the constituency of Aldershot since 1997.  He was previously MP for Cannock from 1983-1992.  He became a Special Adviser to Addveritas in January 2017 a Partner in May and our Chairman in November 2017. Sir Gerald began his career in international finance, working for various international banks.  He has a keen interest in matters of corporate governance with extensive expertise amassed over 30-years in Parliament and as Minister for International Security Strategy at the Ministry of Defence from 2010-2012.  He has been an active campaigner all his political life and has consistently demonstrated early and influential leadership on the major issues of our day our day, whether global or domestic.