Gerrit van der Merwe

Gerrit is CEO of Candor Governance, a corporate governance solutions provider. He is co-creator of GovN®, a governance methodology and integrated content framework. His specific interests lie in risk management, strategy and governance integration. Gerrit regularly presents governance and risk management topics, including King III, ISO 31000 and Social & Ethics Committee legislation. Before getting involved with corporate governance, Gerrit launched specialist finance house Mettle’s services into Namibia, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Botswana. He then headed Mettle’s European business from its London base. Other experience includes consulting to insurance, print, tourism and hospitality businesses on financial and tax matters. Gerrit has been a board director in several jurisdictions, including South Africa, the United Kingdom, Spain, Luxembourg, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Gerrit is registered as a chartered accountant with SAICA. He holds a BCom and a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Cape Town.