Gaudenz joined the HERO/GMFA board in September 2017. He hopes to bring to bear his background in administration and logistics to help the charity not just survive but thrive in the years to come. Albeit being new to HERO, Gaudenz brings an awareness of LGBT issues from his academic research at the University of Oxford. He currently pursues a PhD in Social Policy and investigates the politics surrounding same-sex marriage in Canada, the UK, and Australia.

Prior to his move to the UK in 2013, Gaudenz lived in Canada for several years where he was involved in a volunteer organisation focusing on educational inequality in Vancouver. When he arrived in Berkshire he wanted to continue his civic engagement and felt that joining the HERO/GMFA board would offer an ideal opportunity in bringing his skill set to bear on a social issue he deeply cares about.