Leadership

Board of directors - Executive directors 


From: left to right

RH (Richard) Friedland, Group Chief Executive Officer
Qualifications: BvSc, MBBCh, Dip Fin Man, MBA | Appointed: 15 May 1997

Prior to joining Netcare, Richard was Operations Director of Medicross responsible for overall operations and establishing medical centres on a national basis. He joined Netcare early in 1997 as Chief Operating Officer to lead the transformation and re-engineering of the businesses. He established Netcare UK and was CEO of the Netcare International Division from 2002 until August 2005. Richard was appointed CEO of the Netcare Group on 1 September 2005.

KN (Keith) Gibson, Group Chief Financial Officer
Qualifications: BAcc, CA(SA) |  Appointed: 10 November 2011

Keith joined Netcare in July 2006 as Financial Manager of Netcare’s International Operations. He was appointed as Acting Chief Financial Officer of Netcare on 1 August 2011, and as executive director and Group Chief Financial Officer from 10 November 2011. Prior to joining Netcare, he held senior financial positions with PPC Cement and Barloworld Limited. Keith also chairs the Finance and Investment Committee and Working Capital Committee.

JM (Jill) Watts, Chief Executive Officer – General Healthcare Group
Qualifications: MBA (Griffith University),  Grad Diploma in Health Administration and Information Systems, Wharton J&J  Leadership Program | Appointed: 17 November 2014

Board of directors - Non-executive directors *

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JM (Meyer) Kahn (77) Board Chairman, Nomination Committee Chair
Qualifications: BA (Law), MBA, DCom (hc), SOE | Appointed: 14 April 2000 | Other directorships: Former Chairman of SABMiller Plc.
Meyer is the former Chairman and Group Managing Director of SABMiller Plc. During 1997 to 1999 he was seconded full-time to the South African Police Service as its Chief Executive and was awarded the South African Police Star for Outstanding Service (SOE) in 2000. He is also a director of various companies and trustee of numerous organisations.

T (Thevendrie) Brewer (44) Deputy Board Chair, Audit Committee Chair 
Qualifications: BCom, Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy, CA(SA) | Appointed: 24 January 2011 | Other directorships: NM Rothschild and Sons (SA) Proprietary Limited.
Thevendrie has had a distinguished career as an accountant, being a former Partner at Ernst & Young. Thevendrie has subsequently garnered extensive corporate finance experience while at Deutsche Securities (SA) Proprietary Limited and NM Rothschild & Sons (South Africa) Proprietary Limited.

M (Mark) Bower (61)
Qualifications: BCom (cum laude), BCompt, BCompt Honours, CA(SA) | Appointed: 23 November 2015
Apart from his academic expertise and professional acumen in the field of accounting and auditing, Mark has held a series of leadership and senior executive positions at Deloitte, SABMiller and Edcon. His external board and trustee appointments include Rhodes Food Group Holdings Limited and Thuthuka Bursary Fund respectively. He was also a previous Edcon Limited board member.

B (Bukelwa) Bulo (39)
Qualifications: BBusSci Hons, CA(SA) | Appointed: 23 November 2015
Bukelwa has worked in the Private Equity industry for over 10 years and has procured extensive exposure to a wide spectrum of sectors. Her external board appointments include Capital Appreciation Limited, Jade Capital Partners Proprietary Limited, Unispan Holdings Proprietary Limited and Franki Geotechnical Proprietary Limited.  

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APH (Azar) Jammine (67) Remuneration Committee  Chair
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), BA (Hons), MSc, PHD | Appointed: 14 December 1998 | Other directorships: Econometrix Proprietary Limited, Federated Employers’ Mutual Assurance Co Limited, York Timber Holdings Limited, ETM Analytics and Iron Fireman (SA) Proprietary Limited.
Azar has been a director and Chief Economist of Econometrix since 1985 and is a non-executive director of Federated Employers’ Mutual Assurance Co Limited and York Timber Holdings Limited.

MJ (Martin) Kuscus (61) Quality Leadership Committee Chair
Qualifications: BA Cur, Dip Company Direction, EDP | Appointed: 1 July 2008 | Other directorships: Synergy Income Fund and Mineworkers Provident Fund.
Martin is an independent businessman active in the technology services industry. Prior to this, he served as President and CEO of the South African Bureau of Standards for five years. His career in Health Services and Provincial Government Finance spans almost three decades. In 2004 he was appointed as a Commissioner on the Financial and Fiscal Commission. In 2006 he was elected to the Council for the International Standards Organisations (ISO) and was a member of the PRI Board, a UN Global Compact Initiative on Responsible Investment, from 2006 to 2009. He was also Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for the Government Employees Pension Fund until July 2009. He is currently Chairperson of Synergy Income Fund  and Chairperson of the Mineworkers Provident Fund.

KD (Kgomotso) Moroka SC (62) Social and Ethics Committee Chair
Qualifications: BProc, LLB | Appointed: 23 July 2006 | Other directorships: Standard Bank Group Limited, South African Breweries Limited, MultiChoice South Africa Proprietary Limited and Royal Bafokeng Platinum Limited. 
Kgomotso is a practising senior advocate and serves on a number of boards, including Standard Bank Group Limited, South African Breweries Limited and Multichoice South Africa Proprietary Limited. She is the Chairman of Royal Bafokeng Platinum Proprietary Limited and Gobodo Forensic & Investigative Accounting Proprietary Limited. She is also trustee of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, Project Literacy and Tshwaraneng Legal Advocacy Centre.

N (Norman) Weltman (67)1 Risk Committee Chair
Qualifications: CTA, CA(SA) | Appointed: 3 November 1999 | Other directorships: None
Norman has been with the Group since 1993. He has over 15 years’ experience in the healthcare industry and has previously served as Chairman of the Hospital Association of SA (HASA). Norman became a non-executive director with effect from 1 September 2008.

* All non-executive directors are independent.

Executive committee – South Africa

Left to right

Travis  Dewing (43) Chief Information Officer

Qualifications: NDip IT
Joined in 1997

Melanie Da Costa (44)* Director – Strategy and Health Policy

Qualifications: MCom, CFA
Joined in 2006

Lynelle Bagwandeen (41)* Group Company Secretary and General Counsel

Qualifications: BSc, LLB (summa cum laude), LLM, FCIS
Joined in 2011

Peter  Warrener (55)* Group Human Resources Director

Qualifications: BSocSci, Dip Fin Man
Joined in 2007

Dr Charmaine Pailman (60) Managing Director – Primary Care

Qualifications: MBBCh, MPH
Joined in 2006

Dr Richard  Friedland (54)* Group Chief  Executive Officer

Qualifications: BvSc, MBBCh,  Dip Fin Man, MBA
Joined Medicross in 1995

Keith  Gibson (46)* Group Chief  Financial Officer

Qualifications: BAcc, CA(SA)
Joined in 2006

Noeleen  Phillipson (48) Managing Director – Netcare 911

Qualifications: RN, MBA
Joined Clinic Holdings  in 1994

Jacques  du Plessis (51) Managing Director – Hospitals

Qualifications: BCompt (Hons) Accounting
Joined Medicross  in 1996

Dr Dena van den Bergh (54)* Director – Quality Leadership 

Qualifications: BPharm, MSc (Med), Eng D
Joined in 2011


Dr Richard Friedland (54)* Group Chief Executive Officer

Qualifications: BvSc, MBBCh, Dip Fin Man, MBA
Joined Medicross in 1995

Dr Charmaine Pailman (60) Managing Director – Primary Care

Qualifications: MBBCh, MPH
Joined in 2006

Dr Dena van den Bergh (54)* Director – Quality Leadership

Qualifications: BPharm, MSc (Med), Eng D
Joined in 2011

Jacques du Plessis (51) Managing Director – Hospitals

Qualifications: BCompt (Hons) Accounting
Joined Medicross in 1996

Keith Gibson (46)* Group Chief Financial Officer

Qualifications: BAcc, CA(SA)
Joined in 2006

Lynelle Bagwandeen (41)* Group Company Secretary and General Counsel

Qualifications: BSc, LLB (summa cum laude), LLM, FCIS
Joined in 2011

Mark Bishop (49) Commercial director

Qualifications: B.Comm
Joined in 2002

Melanie Da Costa (44)* Director – Strategy and Health Policy

Qualifications: MCom, CFA
Joined in 2006

Noeleen Phillipson (48) Managing Director – Netcare 911

Qualifications: RN, MBA
Joined Clinic Holdings in 1994

Peter Warrener (55)* Group Human Resources Director

Qualifications: BSocSci, Dip Fin Man
Joined in 2007

Travis Dewing (43) Chief Information Officer

Qualifications: NDip IT
Joined in 1997

*Executives with SA and UK responsibilities

Executive committee – United Kingdom

Left to right

Stefan Andrejczuk (71) Chief Operating Officer

Qualifications:  MBA,
Joined in 2015

Liz  Sharp (57) National Director of Clinical Services

Qualifications:  MA Healthcare Ethics and Law, Registered Nurse
Joined in 1991

Sally Sykes (54) National Director of Public Relations and Marketing
Qualifications: MSc, BA (Hons), Chart. PR, IoD Diploma in Company Direction Joined in 2015

Jill  Watts (58) Chief Executive Officer – GHG

Qualifications:  MBA, Graduate Diploma in Health Administration and Information Systems, Wharton J&J Leadership Programme
Joined in 2014

Robin  Copeland (54) National Director, People, Performance and Quality 

Qualifications:  BSpThy, MBA
Joined in 2015


Catherine  Vickery (41) General Counsel and Company Secretary
Qualifications:  Solicitor, BA (Hons) Jurisprudence and PGDip Legal Practice Joined in 2005

Henry Davies (48) Chief Financial Officer

Qualifications:  ACA ICAEW
Joined in 2015