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Jackie van Niekerk appointed as new Attacq CEO

Attacq's new CEO, Jackie van Niekerk with effect from the 1st of May 2021.
Attacq's new CEO, Jackie van Niekerk with effect from the 1st of May 2021.

Attacq’s current Chief Operating Officer (COO), Jacqueline van Niekerk has been appointed as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from the 1st of May 2021.

In November 2020, shareholders were advised that CEO Melt Hamman had resigned from the board as a director and as the CEO with effect from the 1st of April 2021.

Jackie holds a BCom from the University of Pretoria with over fifteen years’ experience across residential, retail, commercial, and industrial property development, and asset management in various positions, including that of CEO of a listed property fund.

She joined Attacq as an executive director in the position of COO in April 2017, primarily responsible for the asset management of Attacq’s portfolio.

Her passion for our clients and their businesses, as well as her industry expertise, strategic thinking and work ethic makes her the ideal person to lead Attacq into the future. I am excited to be working with Jackie as we grow the company and create value for our shareholders”, said Pierre Tredoux, Chairperson of Attacq.

Commenting on her new role, Jackie added, “I am excited about the opportunity to lead the Attacq team as we continue building on the great foundation and growth potential of our business.”

In a SENS announcement released on Friday, the 29th of January 2021, the board reiterated its sincere appreciation to Melt for his unwavering commitment and invaluable contribution to the company, wishing him everything of the best in his future endeavours.