Attacq Limited, the premier JSE-listed REIT is pleased to announce that Jackie van Niekerk, the current Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) of Attacq, has been appointed as the CEO with effect from 1 May 2021.
Melt Hamman, the outgoing CEO of Attacq, commented, “I am delighted with Jackie’s appointment as the new CEO and would like to congratulate her on behalf of all our stakeholders. Jackie’s experience and skills set are a great fit to lead Attacq. I have no doubt that the business will accomplish and execute on its strategy under Jackie’s leadership.”
Jackie joined Attacq about four years ago as COO and has a thorough understanding of the business and its strategy. During her tenure as Executive Director, Jackie was responsible for the asset management of Attacq’s portfolio and played an integral role in leading the team. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge which stems from over 15 years’ experience in the real estate industry in various positions, including CEO of a listed property fund.
Attacq’s Board acknowledges the immense value that Jackie van Niekerk has contributed to the business. “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.
The new CEO position effective date of 1 May 2021 allows for a smooth transition. The three-month handover will assist in facilitating continuity in the implementation of Attacq’s strategy and vision.
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.”