Gert is a Chartered Accountant with a BCom degree (Accounting) and BCom (Honours in Accounting) from RAU. After completing his articles at PWC, Gert worked as an Internal Auditor at JCI and SABC before becoming the Manager of Actuarial Information at Momentum Life. Following this, he was appointed as Chief Operating & Chief Executive Officer of RMB Unit Trusts & RMB Investment Services.
In 2001, Gert was appointed as Chief Operating & Chief Financial Officer of RMB Asset Management before moving on to become a shareholder and executive director of the Riskscape Group. He joined Paycorp as Chief Financial Officer in January 2014.