BComm. Law – University of Stellenbosch
Bcomm. (Hons) Economics – University of Stellenbosch
Passed CFA level 2 Exam – CFA Institute
Nicola began her career in money markets with ANZ, Capital Markets division in Australia. She moved into Corporate Finance / Mergers & Acquisitions, First with Caliburn Partnership in Australia then with Rand Merchant Bank in Johannesburg, where she spent 7 and a half years developing, among other things, strong financial modelling skills, strategic thinking abilities, negotiation skills and credibility with corporate clients.
Nicola has a passion for social upliftment projects. She is a Founding Trustee of the Click Foundation, a “skunkworks” NGO which focuses on innovative and non-conventional technology based programmes that show potential to overcome some of the educational issues in South Africa. She is also the Founder and organiser of the annual ArtAngels charity fundraising art auction. Additionally, Nicola has advised, structured and fund raised to enable numerous NGO’s to acquire stakes in various company’s BEE deals.