Professionally, Gail has worked in large Financial Services organisations, in change and operational management. She specialises in corporate re-structuring to achieve financial returns whilst continuing to deliver operational results. Gail now works as a freelance consultant and as a non-executive director and committee chair, including for Interactive Investor and the South Western Ambulance Service Trust. Gail’s community and charitable interests include being a Director of CGS Trust and Chair of Governors at Barton Hill Academy. She is also a long-term supporter of Quartet Community Foundation.
Membership is by invitation to men and women who are prominent in the business and commercial life of the greater Bristol area, and who are prepared to give their time and skills in support of the Merchant Venturers’ objectives.
All the members meet together four times a year at what is known as Quarterly Hall, and again on Charter Day in November.
The Society of Merchant Venturers is governed by the Master and two Wardens. They head a 15-strong Standing Committee of members who are elected annually on Charter Day, 10th November.
Day-to-day administration is carried out by the Treasurer, who is effectively the chief executive. She is advised as necessary by the Clerk, who is a lawyer.