Gerard Ruddy

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.

Business-led strategy, advice and delivery.

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.

Clients Gerard has worked with:

  • Morgans Financial
  • Qld Department of Infrastructure and Local Planning
  • Gravity Consulting Services
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • Queensland Treasury Corporation
  • Queensland Reconstruction Authority
  • Department of Climate Change
  • Australian Parliament Table Offices
  • Queensland Investment Corporation
  • Bankers Trust
  • Banque Nationale de Paris
  • Banque Arabe et Internationale d’Investissement (BAII)
  • Lazard Investors

Designing strategies and business operating models to enable transformation is at the heart of all our work.  We bring deep subject matter expertise across numerous sectors, coupled with strong business acumen.

This powerful skillset enables us to define your concern, establish your desired outcome and then guide you to convert the desirable into the doable.

Our People

Our people bring commercial acumen and deep industry experience along with a pragmatic approach to consulting.  We understand that successful assignments are underpinned by genuine relationships between our consultants and our clients.

As individuals and as a group we are always client focussed and we conduct ourselves with integrity and professionalism, authenticity, tenacity, diligence and objectivity.

Coming together to form the Cogility brand means our clients can benefit from the collective knowledge, experience and real-world insights from some of the brightest minds across the globe. Read more about Our People.

Our Values

Shared values, expert knowledge

Our capability is in our people. Bound by shared values, the core team is complemented by deep subject matter experts in specialist areas.

Client driven, outcome focused

Cogility’s breadth of capability and flexible engagement model allows us to travel with clients for as much or as little of the strategic lifecycle as they need.


Cogility’s corporate values preclude it from the taking of commission or hidden fees from vendors of products and other services.

Real-world experience

Cogility consultants share real world experience gained in careers in large organisations.

Tailored answers to worthwhile problems

Cogility combines best practice across disciplines and a pragmatic understanding of its clients to arrive at tailored solutions for real challenges – however complex.

Authentic relationships, effective teamwork

Cogility forms enduring relationships with clients and consultants. Relationships characterised by trust & teamwork that underpin our ability to deliver value and accompany clients on their strategic journey.