Nicky van der Walt


Nicky van der Walt

  • Preferred : B
  • Expected : 900 USD/Month
  • Updated 8 months ago

Executive Virtual Assistant

  • Age : 46 Years Old
  • Gender : Female
  • Educational Attainment :- Matric Exemption
  • Availability :- 20 Hours/week
  • Experience :- 20+ Years

With more than two decades of professional background in corporate administration, I have accumulated extensive experience as a personal assistant to high-level executives. This has equipped me with the necessary expertise to effectively accomplish tasks and responsibilities. I approach my role with a strong sense of dedication and actively contribute to the overall success and strategic objectives.


In addition to my administrative proficiency, I have acquired valuable management skills through my involvement in marketing. This experience has enabled me to effectively oversee projects, meet deadlines, and pay meticulous attention to detail.


Recently I have taken a new direction in my career and would like to enter the HR/Talent Acquisition field to enable HR to contribute to company ROI through data-driven appointments and promotions.


I take great pride in delivering work that is characterized by professionalism and precision. Let me do the tasks that slow you down and that you DON’T LIKE doing!


Education & Training                             2023


Certified Talent Acquisition Specialist




Certified People Analytics Specialist




Market Research Analysis Industry Training




Bronze level: Equine Behavioural Specialist




NLP Life Coach & Practitioner



2014 – renewed annually

Certified EAP Horse Professional




Matriculated (Exemption)


Employment Development


APR 2014 TO CURRENT:                           TANAMARA EQUINE SERVICES


POSITION:                                               Owner/Director


The business serves as the parent company for subsidiary businesses.


Jan 2021:                                               Virtual Employment Excellence

A Virtual Assistant business offering Executive level VA services to businesses, remotely.


Apr 2014 to Current:                             EAP

We use horses to help people grow and learn about themselves and others. We do individual, family, group and corporate psychotherapy and teambuilding.




AUG 2020 TO JUN 2023:                           CARITAS COLLEGE


POSITION:                                               Financial Secretary



·          All Financial responsibilities up to Auditor financials (debtors, creditors, bank recon, petty cash, reporting, service contracts)

·          HR

·          Salaries & Wages (including UIF & PAYE)



Reduced debtors by 33% in first 12 months.



MAR 2018 TO SEPT 2020:                         BETHLEHEM GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB


POSITION:                                               Admin Manager



·          Administration (managing 4 staff members, stock control of bar, cash management, bookings for functions and golf days)

·          All Financial responsibilities up to Auditor financials (debtors, creditors, bank recon, petty cash, reporting, SARS, VAT, service contracts, managing building maintenance, assisting Course Manager with financial admin support)

·          HR

·          Salaries & Wages (including UIF & PAYE)



Created and implemented admin processes and controls – first admin appointment in 100 years since club established.



AUG 2017 TO MAR 2018:                           NASPAQ


POSITION:                                               Admin & Finance


My husband started the business (an agricultural spare parts business) and I helped to set up and manage the admin and finance processes. Once in place, they appointed a permanent staff member.



·          Administration

·          All Financial responsibilities up to Auditor financials – Pastel Partner V17 and V18



Set up and maintained admin processes and controls from scratch.



JUN 2016 TO JUL 2017:                             MARTIN’S FUNERALS BETHLEHEM


POSITION:                                               Admin & Marketing



·          Administration

–   Funeral policy payments

–   Funerals and cremation leaflets

–   Data capturing

–   Reception

·          Marketing of business

–   Digital Marketing; Social media, radio, TV screens

–   Printed media; newspaper articles and advertorials, advertisements, signage, branding and corporate identity.

–   Community involvement

·          Design of funeral leaflets and other advertisements or signage.



MAR 2005 TO APR 2014:                           AFGRI GROUP


Nov 2012 to Apr 2014:                          Marketing Manager – AFGRI Retail

As per previous position but only for AFGRI branches (no longer any Partrite marketing). Decided to take package when AFGRI merged with Senwes and moved their offices to Klerksdorp.


Jan 2011 to Oct 2012:                           Marketing – Partrite Pty Ltd (Supply Chain)

Partrite was the wholesale company within the AFGRI Group


·          Focused on marketing for 37 branches within the AFGRI group.

·          Coordinating development of promotions and distribution of stock for promotions

·          Reporting on promotion stock and sales on a weekly basis

·          Loading of promotion pricing

·          Coordinating marketing requirements of branches

·          Coordinating marketing strategies of the main company as a wholesaler, with business-to-business marketing.

·          Overseeing the website, promotions, signage, DTP, databases of images, product information and customer details.

·          PA functions to the MD and Deputy MD


Mar 2005 to Apr 2014:                          PA/Marketing Content Developer & Coordinator – Partrite Pty Ltd

Partmaster Pty Ltd was owned by AFGRI and Kramp UK – relocated back to South Africa from UK within the group. Partmaster Pty Ltd became Partrite Pty Ltd. Relocated from Howick to Bethlehem in 2007. Was one of the 5 staff members to relocate.



·          DTP

–   Newsletters, promotional leaflets, design, photography, artwork, proof, sign off, print and distribution, signage and copy writing.

–   Website content and maintenance.

–   Design, photography, artwork, proof, sign off, print and distribution of head office publications.

·          Corporate Identity

·          PA Functions to MD

–   Executive level PA duties of highly confidential information, travel, conferences, meetings and administration of office.

–   Assisting with catering, travel arrangements abroad and locally

–   Liaison with sales staff and management

–   Minutes, agenda’s, letters and correspondence

–   Liaising with service providers and customers

–   Coordinating of shows

–   Database management

–   Marketing material management (clothing, promotional items)

–   Setting up and management of the marketing budgets.



JAN 2003 TO FEB 2005:                            KRAMP UK LTD


POSITION:                                               PA/Marketing Coordinator



·          Data capture

·          Commercial Assistant duties

·          Marketing

–   Promotional leaflets (i.e. sourcing content from Product Managers, design, proof, sign off, photography, print and distribution)

–   Website updates

–   Management of Corporate Identity

–   Signage

–   Copy writing

·          Secretarial duties to the Managing Director

–   Executive level PA duties of highly confidential information

–   Catering

–   Travel arrangements abroad and locally for all staff members

–   Liaison with sales staff and management

–   Customer correspondence

–   Meeting minutes, agenda’s, letters, etc.

–   Liaising with service providers and customers

–   Creating presentation material

–   Database management

–   Marketing material management (clothing, promotional items, etc.).



DEC 1999 TO NOV 2002:                           PANNAR


POSITION:                                               Export Secretary



·          Secretarial duties for 3 managers – diary management and general administrative duties in the department

·          Travel for managers of department (including setting up meetings on extended business trips to international shows)

·          Minutes, typing, filing, etc.

·          Distribution of trial seed (obtaining export documentation, distribution and follow up of trial results)

·          Liaison with customers



AUG 1997 TO NOV 1999:                           GREYTOWN HIGH SCHOOL


POSITION:                                               School Secretary


·          Secretarial duties

–   Typing, filing, minutes,

–   Managing pupil files and information and new scholars

–   Typing of exam papers

–   Updating staff and pupil information on system

–   Generating of reports and management statistics

–   Liaison with staff, pupils, parents and service providers

–   Planning of yearly functions.



JAN 1996 TO JUL 1997:                             UMVOTI ANIMAL HOSPITAL


POSITION:                                               Veterinary Assistant


·          Assisting vet with all duties (injecting, handling, operating, x-raying, surgery, etc.)

·          Liaison with service providers and clients

·          Administrative duties and dealing with general management of practice.

  • Bookkeeping
  • executive admin duties
  • Graphic Design
Matric at Greytown High School
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