About Robert Geoffrey Gerard
His previous roles have included: Chairman, Australian Made Campaign 2001-2009; Chairman of the listed company Gerard Lighting Group Ltd until October 2012; Board Member, Reserve Bank of Australia 2003-2005; Member of the Prime Ministers Company Business Partnership 1999-2006; Chairman and Managing Director, Gerard Industries Pty Ltd 1972-2003; Councillor, Australian Business Arts Foundation 2002-2009; Founding Chairman of the Olympic Fundraising Appeal in South Australia 1994-2015; Chairman of the Board of Governors of the South Australian Sport Hall of Fame, South Australia; Honorary Consul for Austria in South Australia and the Northern Territory 1997-2015; Honorary Consul for the Republic of South Africa 2006-2015.
Robert became the inaugural Patron of Australian Made in February 2016. Robert is also the Patron of the Adelaide Football Club, Patron and No 1 ticket holder of the North Adelaide Football Club, Co-Patron of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in South Australia; Patron of the North Haven Surf Life Saving Club, Patron of the Botanic Gardens 150 Appeal and the Ronald McDonald House Building Appeal, joint Patron of the South Australian Jockey Club, Patron of the Strathalbyn Racing Club and a Campaign Patron of the Hans Heysen Heritage Appeal.
In November 2014 Robert was honoured to receive the Spirit of South Australia Award from the SA Sports Hall of Fame.