Unsung Hero Honored: WestProp Holdings Celebrates Longest-Serving Member

Kerry-Leigh Meikle, a dedicated and hardworking member of WestProp Holdings, is being honored this month as she reaches a remarkable milestone.

With 45 years of unwavering commitment, Meikle has played a pivotal role in the company’s success, operating behind the scenes like a powerful engine hidden beneath a car’s hood.

Meikle’s invaluable contributions have been instrumental in powering both large and small endeavors within WestProp Holdings. While she may not always be in the spotlight, her efforts have made a significant difference in driving the company forward. Her consistent dedication and unwavering support have earned her the admiration and respect of her colleagues.

She joined WestProp on 1 July 2008 in the capacity of personal assistant to the then managing director Mr Michael Van Blerk, Because of her work ethic and ability to multi task she later had an added responsibility of being the personal assistant to the founding chairman and now chief executive officer Mr Ken Sharpe.

Mrs Meikle soon became a repository of knowledge and experience in the company operations and was upgraded to the ‘C suite’ when the company restructured.

She now works as the chief administration officer reporting directly to Mr Sharpe.

She says her biggest qualification is her “experience and character”. I do not have much in terms of book qualifications,” she says.

“I have watched the company grow from strength to strength over the years and I am pleased to see the projects become a reality.

She has previously worked for the British High Commission in Zimbabwe in the consular section, Dulux Paints, Datvest Asset Management and a host of other companies and entities.

A natural athlete – Kerry as she is popularly known in the office is a lawn bowler. She plays the sport competitively at district and national level.

She is married to Angus and the couple is blessed with two children.

In 2018 she brought a bronze medal from Botswana where she played against teams from the hosts, Namibia and South Africa.