Board mandate

Board composition

The Board is satisfied that it has sufficient professional and industry knowledge and strong independence. The gender and race diversity targets are adequately aligned to our diversity policy. We are committed to increasing the representation of black people and women on the Board and ensuring that the best available candidates are appointed.

Full biographical details of directors can be found at the ‘Who we are’ tab on


T Brewer, independent non-executive director.

Independent non-executive directors

(re-elected every three years)

  • MR Bower 
  • Bulo 
  • L Human
  • D Kneale
  • MJ Kuscus 
  • Adv KD Moroka 
  • N Weltman 

Executive directors

  • RH Friedland
  • KN Gibson


The average age of the Board is 60¹; therefore, succession planning is a key focus area to ensure that skills are retained following the retirement of members. We seek to balance fresh perspectives from newer members with the experience and institutional knowledge of those with longer tenures.


The Board possesses a wide range of expertise and experience. The Nomination Committee regularly reviews potential candidates to supplement the Board and ensure it retains sufficient skills.

Thevendrie Brewer has experience in the following fields: healthcare sector, mergers and acquisitions, leadership, human resources, governance of risk management and international business.

Responsibilities of the Board

To address areas of improvement identified in last year’s Board performance evaluation, we undertook the following:

  • Updated our stakeholder policy and engagement plan to strengthen Board oversight of stakeholder engagement activities and enhance its awareness of key stakeholder concerns.
  • Dedicated a significant portion of the strategy workshop and the ‘Netcare Caring Beyond 2020’ leadership conference to enhancing the Board’s knowledge on disruptive technologies and trends.

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