Nici Verster

21st September 2018

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor


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Full Name: Nici Verster

Position: Rental director

Main Activity of the Company: Goskor Access Solutions specialises in selling and renting mobile elevated work platforms, offering a spectrum of requirements for heights up to 57m

Date and Place of Birth: January 12, 1982, Bloemfontein

Education: I completed the Management Advancement Programme at Wits Business School

First Job: Armature rewinder

Career History Prior to Current Position: GM

Size of First Pay Packet: R980 a month

First Job with Present Group: Internal sales and hire desk

Value of Assets under Your Control: Not stated

Number of People under Your Leadership: 115

Management Style: I believe in team work, following an open-door policy and leading by example

Personal Best Achievement: Being a father of two boys

Professional Best Achievement: Being part of Goscor from the beginning and becoming a director after assisting in growing the team and the company

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

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: I have been privileged to work with some of the best leaders in the industry – I have learned various aspects of management from Dean Jones, George Landsberg and Andrew Kendrick

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Richard Branson

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Marnus Broodryk

Philosophy of Life: Yesterday's mistakes are tomorrow’s success and lessons learned

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Travelling oversees

Biggest Ever Disappointment: I consider every disappointment to be a stepping stone towards something greater

Hope for the Future: That I see my two boys growing up and that I continue to work towards an even stronger and bigger Goscor Access Solutions

Favourite Reading: Business, news

Favourite TV Programme: S.W.A.T., SEAL Team, Undercover Boss

Favourite Food/Drink: Sushi/red wine

Favourite Music: Afrikaans

Favourite Sport: Golf and rugby

Favourite Website:

Hobbies: Golf and cycling

Car: Ford Everest

Pets: Two dogs

Miscellaneous Dislikes: People who are disrespectful

Favourite other South African Company: Inserve Group of Companies

Favourite Foreign Company: Virgin

Married: Yes, with two sons

Clubs: Not stated

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor


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