Norfolk born and bred, Jerry began his professional career in Kent as a university lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science, specialising in Sport and Exercise Psychology and the Sociology of Sport. In this role he worked not only with undergraduate and masters students, but also with elite and professional sports people and junior sports teams.
Following a return to Norfolk in 2002 he held a number of roles within the Norfolk County Council's Adult Education Service.
In 2009 Jerry joined City College Norwich, was Deputy Principal from 2012 and became Principal and Chief Executive Officer in 2022.
Jerry holds a number of Board memberships including serving on Norwich City Council Towns Deal Board, the Productivity East External Board and being a Senator of the University of East Anglia. Jerry is the FE representative on the Children and Young People Strategic Alliance (CYPSA) for Norfolk.
As a sector leader, Jerry chair’s the Association of College’s national Policy Group for Teaching and Learning and is also the FE representative on the Executive Group for the Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach (neaco, part of the UniConnect programme), facilitating communication with the college sector for the project.
Jerry served as a school governor for over a decade at primary and secondary school levels including serving as a Governor of the University Technical College Norfolk.
Jerry holds a Non-Executive Director’s position with the company RCU Ltd, which provides data analysis services to Further and Higher Education institutions and organisations.