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Andrew Pratley

Andrew Pratley, CEO of Pratley

Andrew Pratley, CEO of Pratley

26th January 2024

     

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Full Name: Andrew George Alan Pratley

Position and Company Name: CEO of Pratley

Main Activity of the Company: Research and development, producing highly innovative products for the manufacturing, construction, energy, consumer and mining sectors. These include electrical termination products, high-performance adhesives, and unique eco-mineral products

Date and Place of Birth: March 1, 1982 in Johannesburg

Schools and Tertiary Education: Matric, Krugersdorp High School; BComp, Monash University; and several other qualifications related to marketing, materials bonding and aviation

First Job: Packing adhesive products for Pratley during school holidays

Size of First Pay Packet: I cannot remember exactly, as it was over 25 years ago, but it was the standard rate for the position

Career Path to Date: Information technology (IT) technician, IT manager, executive manager: business development and then CEO

Value of Assets under Your Control: Not stated

Number of People under Your Leadership: About 230

Management Style: Listen to those who do it everyday, for they are the ones in the best position to give advice. Strive for credibility and decisiveness. Constantly gain clarity regarding the issues at hand in order to get to the facts right. Always be open and ready to learn something from others

Personal Best Achievement: Raising my two young sons together with my wife

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My wife Nicola

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: My late father, Kim Pratley

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Buzz Aldrin

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Elon Musk

Philosophy of Life: Never let a good crisis go to waste

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Being fortunate enough to lead and work together with the good people of Pratley

Biggest Ever Disappointment: Witnessing the best country in the world (South Africa) go through what it does on a daily basis

Hope For the Future: A moral, accountable, honest and uncorrupt leadership voted into power by the hard-working, good people of this country

Favourite Reading: History, science and aviation

Favourite TV Programme: Documentaries

Favourite Food/Drink: Seafood and beer

Favourite Music: I like most music genres, as long as the music has good rhythm and a beat

Favourite Sport: Rugby

Hobbies: Flying (aviation) and socialising with friends and family

Car: A double-cab bakkie

Pets: Two Boston Terriers

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Dishonesty and arrogance

Married: To Nicola, for 14 years

Children: Conor, 12; Adam, 10

Clubs: Krugersdorp Flying Club

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

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