Gerard Francis

Managing Director

As the Managing Director of Ridley, Gerard is the head of the executive team and manages the day to day operations of the organisation, its people and resources. Gerard is responsible for implementing the strategy approved by the board and ensuring that the organisation’s structure and processes meet the strategic and cultural needs of the organisation.

Gerard brings more than 18 years of project delivery and leadership experience to the business, providing both strategic direction and operational stability as Ridley enters a new phase of growth and maturity.

His leadership style is underpinned by a strong commercial acumen, technical and delivery expertise, and an in depth market knowledge of the building and infrastructure sector across all phases of the asset lifecycle. Gerard has a reputation that is equal measures strategy and execution. He is known for developing high performing teams through a results focused culture, underpinned by accountability, respect, integrity, collaboration and innovation.

Prior to joining Ridley, Gerard was the Rail Group Development Director of John Holland, one of Australia’s largest and most respected contractors.

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