>>> Gert Van Heerden

Office of the Tax Ombud

Senior Manager: Legal at the Office of the Tax Ombud

Gert van Heerden joined the Office of the Tax Ombud in May 2015. His role is to assist the Office’s internal and external stakeholders with all legal issues, from interpreting legislation to drafting and vetting legal documents. His main goal is to assist in building the Office into an independent entity with a reputation as a trustworthy and effective organisation that will inspire taxpayer confidence in the tax system.

Gert’s prior experience includes being a legal advisor for SARS in the Legal Delivery and Support Department for the Gauteng Central Region. Later, he was appointed as the dedicated legal specialist for the High Complex Debt Team and was then appointed as manager of the Legal Delivery and Support Department. Later,

Gert joined legal department of Afrocentric Health (Pty) Ltd as senior manager, a position he held until joining the Office of the Tax Ombud.