Gerard Doherty BA ACMA has more than 20 years experience in public sector financial management and external and internal audit. Since 2005 he has been an Audit Manager for the ERDF Audit Authority within the Department of Public Expenditure Reform in Ireland. He was responsible for the design, preparation and implementation of the compliance assessment, audit strategy, annual programme of systems and operations audits and annual control report elements of the ERDF co-financed programme in Ireland for the 2007-2013 period. He undertook similar roles in the 2000-2006 ERDF co-financed programme and is currently responsible for planning the audit element (including audit strategy) for the 2014-2020 programme. He has led several training sessions for EIPA on audit issues.