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Directors of the Beekman Group
John & Bram Beekman
Group CEO & Chairman
John & Bram’s first success came back in 1970 when they broke away from their
father’s painting business to start their own painting company.
In 1980, John & Bram
sold their business which at that point was among the top 5 in the country.
The brothers then moved to Durban where they diversified and entered the timeshare
industry and in 1981 officially launched the Beekman Group which has grown
to become the biggest timeshare club in Africa. John is the MD of the Group and his
strengths are in property development, conceptualization and relationship building.
He is an avid golfer and devotes all his spare time to the Port Shepstone Country Club
where he currently serves as Chairman. Bram acts as Chairman of the Group, encompassing the
usual duties associated with this position, as well as acting as Systems Co-Ordinator, including finance
and legal aspects. His strengths lie in his meticulous planning and structured implementation. Bram
has been elected to the RCI Hall of Fame for his many contributions to the Leisure Industry.
Cindy matriculated in 1992 with Academic Colours for Accountancy, Business
Economics and Mathematics; She also received the Standard Bank Trophy for
Accountancy and good fellowship.
In 1995 Cindy completed her B Com in Accounts
and Finance from the University of Natal. Cindy joined the Beekman Group in 1996
working her way through the various divisions of the group. She has gained over 10
years experience in the leisure and property development industry and is now
responsible for the financial administration arm of the group.
Neville joined the Beekman Group in 1994 after graduating with a National Diploma in Business Management. After spending a few years working through the Group Operations and Sales Neville became the Director responsible for resort development. He has since developed 13 resort properties, including two new developments, namely, The Kingdom (400 units when completed) and Legend Golf and Safari, both of which are top end products and destinations. Neville is also responsible for new business development relating to all facets of the Group and was involved in the set-up of The Holiday Club Australia. More recently, he was involved with
the Beekman Group launch of their new Private Destination Club, for which sales have started.
In 1999 Wayne completed his B Com majoring in Marketing and Business Economics
before joining the Group in 2000. Over the years with the group, Wayne's portfolio
has grown to include IT, Marketing, Member Benefits and Residential Developments.
Wayne has also been fundamental in the development of the environmental initiative
of the Go-Green and Recycling projects, which are essential for bringing the best
green and energy efficient savings at all levels of The Groups businesses and resorts
around Southern Africa.
Steve began his career in property marketing in 1980 with Silversands in Durban.
In 1983 he moved to Johannesburg and formed a Marketing Company which was listed
on the JSE in 1998. He was then approached by John Beekman to head the Sales and
Marketing of the Beekman Group and has been with the company and
watched it grow from strength to strength ever since. Steve, like John and Bram
Beekman, has also been elected to the RCI Hall of Fame for his many contributions to
the Leisure Industry and has also received the Sales and Leadership award from RCI
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