Nicky de Beer has a thirteen-year background in Retail and Commercial Property Management and Property Asset Management, with certificates in Property Management (Distinction), Advanced Property Management and Advanced Broking Skills. She began her career in 1995 at JHI Properties and was working for Pepkor Properties when she fell pregnant in 2008 with her youngest, Samuel.
After Sam was diagnosed at birth with Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome, Nicky decided it was in the best interest of her son (who, on top of several therapy sessions a week, was undergoing a number of major surgeries and battling a compromised immune system) that she take on his fulltime care herself. The validity of this decision was reinforced when Sam was subsequently diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Encephalopathy and Autism shortly thereafter.
In her capacity as a Director, Nicky manages the Marketing and PR Portfolio for the Fund.