Gerard Ruddy

Managing Director

Gerard is a trusted and respected management consultant, advising executives and managing major transformative initiatives for clients across financial, regulatory and government services.

Working with client executives, Gerard has a strong reputation of ascertaining the key points of challenge and opportunity in an organisation, establishing desired outcomes that are capable of realisation.

Throughout his career, Gerard has played instrumental roles in major Australian and international organisations, giving him a “real world” perspective on client problems and opportunities. He is outcome-oriented, combining strong business credentials with tech savvy to assist clients in achieving an holistic approach to business change.

Gerard utilises authentic conversation as a key tool to ensure that client’s strategic outcomes are well reasoned and clearly articulated – and that planning and implementation teams are aligned to them.

Gerard is a co-founder and the managing director of Cogility. He draws on Cogility’s large network of experts to assemble right-skilled consulting teams able to assist Cogility’s clients – for as much of their strategic journey as is required.

Key Competencies/Skills

  • Transformational change
  • Strategy
  • Business design
  • Risk management
  • Governance
  • Financial management
  • Portfolio/program project design
  • Critical analysis


  • Finance
  • Regulation
  • Government Services

Education, Qualifications and Memberships

  • BCom (UQ)
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)