Mr. Gavin Pratt is a CA(SA), Chartered Accountant South Africa, and has extensive experience in serving the Limpopo Provincial Government Administration. Gavin attended primary and high school in Polokwane and matriculated at Capricorn High School in 1983. He enrolled with University of Cape Town for B/Com degree and after completing his B/Com, he completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting. Gavin wrote and passed the Chartered Accountancy (SA) Board Exam in 1991 while doing his three years of articles at BDO in Cape Town.
He briefly had his own audit and accounting practise in Polokwane before joining the family dairy business, in 1995, as Managing Director. In March 2001 he joined the Office of the Premier (OTP) in Limpopo, as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He served as the CFO just over for 4 years and in December 2005 was appointed as the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) to head the provincial shared internal audit service which renders internal audit services to all the Limpopo provincial government departments. In October 2010 the shared Internal Audit Service was relocated to the Provincial Treasury from Office of the Premier where Gavin continued to serve as the CAE until March 2011. In April 2011 Gavin was appointed as the Limpopo Provincial Accountant General, a position he held until December 2012 when he was appointed as the Head of Department (HOD) of the Limpopo Provincial Treasury. He has over fifteen years’ experience in the public sector.
He is a keen golfer and enjoys the great Limpopo scenery, the HoD has little spare time in which to enjoy his hobbies. He is married to Moira, and the couple is blessed with two boys Angus and Kyle. He does somehow fit in some quality time with his family whenever the opportunity arises and his favourite holiday destination in the province is at Zebula Golf Estate and Spa.