Gerald has been involved with the accounting profession for more than 40 years and has predominantly concentrated on providing professional consulting services to entrepreneurs, their businesses and their family affairs. He believes that any advice is based on a thorough understanding of each client’s business. His aim is to identify problems before they arise, and to recognise and explore every opportunity for growth and profit.
Over the years, he has gained wide experience in the retail, manufacturing and distribution industries, and also has extensive experience in dealing with family-owned and managed businesses, providing solutions for the challenges that face these enterprises.
In 1979, he became an International Partner of a leading audit and accounting firm and in 1996 was appointed Country Managing Partner for South Africa. He thereafter retired from the firm and in 2002 established a boutique consulting practice. In August 2003 he merged this practice with MGI Bass Gordon.
Over the years, he has held numerous honorary public, community and charitable positions. He has been a member of the Advisory Committee of the Business Science Faculty at the University of Cape Town and continues to act as a guest lecturer to Business Science and Commerce students.
Gerald holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town.
Mathew was born in Paarl, schooled in Cape Town, and completed the Board exam in 1964 after studying at the University of Cape Town.
He joined Gross Hendler & Frank in 1967 as a partner after completing his military service, and married his wife Toni the same year. After three children, who arrived in quick succession, hard work and dedication became his blueprint.
He joined MGI Bass Gordon in 2010 after the merger with Gross Hendler & Frank and has continued to form very strong bonds with all his clients and has always been on hand to give advice to their families, planning for the future in their best interests.
Mathew’s children have followed suit in the accounting profession and he boasts four CAs in the family – in Chicago, Vancouver and Cape Town. He has six grandchildren. In his spare time, he has always enjoyed both watching and taking part in sport and after completing more than 20 marathons and a Comrades, he hung up his shoes and now enjoys a few rounds of social golf.
Leonard matriculated from SA College Schools (SACS) in Cape Town and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA) in 1966. He was admitted as a partner in 1967 to a practice that merged with Gross Hendler & Frank in 1979. This firm later merged with MGI Bass Gordon in 2010.
Leonard is engaged in many sporting codes. He currently plays bowls and is the immediate past-president of the Atlantic Green Point Bowling Club, having served as their president for five years.
He is married to Elaine and they have two children, Michelle and Janine. He is also the proud grandfather of five.