Paul Gerrard

Software Development and Test Consultant
Gerrard Consulting, UK

Paul has conducted assignments in all aspects of Software Testing and Quality Assurance. Previously, he has worked as a developer, designer, project manager and consultant for small and large developments. Has degrees from the Universities of Oxford and Imperial College London, was a member of committee of BCS SIG in Software Testing (SIGIST), Founding Chair of the ISEB Tester Qualification Board and the host/organiser of the UK Test Management Forum conferences. He is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences in the UK, continental Europe and the USA and has won several “Best Presentation” conference prizes. He was awarded the “European Testing Excellence Award” by Eurostar conferences in 2010 and the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from The European Software Testing Awards (TESTA) in 2013. Paul has written many papers, articles and blogs, co-wrote “Risk-Based E-Business Testing” with Neil Thompson, self-published “The Tester’s Pocketbook” and the “Business Story Pocketbook” written with his business partner, Susan Windsor. Regular keynote speaker and tutorial presenter and has presented over 250 talks, tutorials and seminars at conferences in the UK, continental Europe, USA and Australia since 1993. He is the Programme Chair for the 2014 EuroSTAR conference in Dublin.