Gerrit Heymans


Gerrit, an Executive Director, holds the position of Chief Financial Officer for Creation Capital. He joined Creation Capital in 2017 and also chairs the Portfolio Committee of Creation Capital. He has extensive experience in business and non-profit organisation management and leadership. He completed his articles at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Gerrit adds value with his knowledge and experience in strategy, leadership, governance, finances, and taxation. He has been a director of POPUP Upliftment NPC (“POPUP”) since 2000 and Chief Executive Officer from 2017 to 2020. He was appointed Non-Executive Chairman in October 2020. During Gerrit’s leadership at POPUP, the organisation has been restructured to be a more focused, outcomes-orientated skills development provider. Gerrit is passionate about empowering young people to create a better future for themselves.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant – CA(SA), a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a Bachelor in Commerce, BCom Honours and a Certificate in the Theory of Accounting.