Caroline van Niekerk - Manager, Global Accounts
Before joining HelmsBriscoe, Caroline van Niekerk was Professor of Music Education at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. However, this career change was not as big as has been suggested; for close to 30 years, she has been involved in all aspects of national and international music conference organization.
Caroline’s many publications, plus academic and professional studies, up to doctoral level, have been in Music, English and Education. In addition, she holds a variety of qualifications in fields as diverse as translating, editing, television presentation, leadership and negotiating skills. She is known as a people person and a detail-oriented strategic thinker. Lecturing and examining throughout the world has given her wide experience, including specifically in many African countries. Apart from the U.S., Caroline has been based for many years in Gauteng, South Africa, though she has recently relocated to the beautiful Western Cape. All of this destination knowledge can be put to good use in the services she provides at HelmsBriscoe.