Gavin is a Chartered Accountant registered in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Gavin holds an Honours Bachelor of Accounting Sciences degree together with a Certificate in the Theory of Accounting. Gavin began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he managed a diverse portfolio of clients gaining experience within the automotive, healthcare, retail, manufacture, mining, construction and not-for-profit sector.
Gavin has international experience having worked in South Africa, where he carried out most of his employment in public practice with PricewaterhouseCoopers, and in the United States of America where he worked within the oil and gas industry and more specifically around Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and reporting.
With his family in mind Gavin immigrated to Australia in 2013 and joined the Horizon Housing Group. As CFO Gavin was responsible for controlling the group’s financial transactions, financial reporting and implementation of an effective financial risk management framework that supported the strategic direction of the organisation. In 2019 the CHL Group acquired the Horizon Group where Gavin was appointed to the General Manager position of Horizon Housing Realty (HHR) and Australian Affordable Housing Securities Limited (AAHS) responsible for delivering affordable & market housing.
Gavin obtained his real estate license and was appointed the Board of HHR where he serves a licensed director ensuring regulatory compliance. Gavin is also one of two responsible managers responsible for an affordable housing Managed Investment Fund operated by AAHS and is also a director of AAHS.
In 2023 Gavin was appointed as Acting Chief Financial officer for the CHL Group of Companies and currently serves in that role. Gavin is responsible for the Financial, Treasury and Reporting division the group’s having oversight and control of the financial transactions, financial reporting and implementation of an effective financial risk management framework that supports the strategic direction of the Group.