Leadership

Board of directors - Executive directors

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.


2019 Board meeting attendance 4/4

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.


2019 Board meeting attendance 4/4

Board of directors- Non-executive directors *

* All non-executive directors are independent.

T (Thevendrie) Brewer (47) Board Chairperson, Nomination 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.


2019 Board meeting attendance 4/4

B (Bukelwa) Bulo (42)

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.


2019 Board meeting attendance 4/4

MJ (Martin) Kuscus (64) 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.


2019 Board meeting attendance 4/4

N (Norman) Weltman (68)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.


2019 Board meeting attendance 4/4

M (Mark) Bower (64) Audit Committee Chair

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 Hollard respectively. He was also a previous Edcon Limited board member.


2019 Board meeting attendance 4/4

L (Lezanne) Human (50)

Qualifications: M.Sc (Cum Laude), MBA (Cum Laude) | Appointed: May 2019 | Other directorships: Bank Zero. Lezanne has had a varied and colourful career to date, spanning financial services, manufacturing, loyalty and consulting, with a strong focus on the digital world. She has extensive experience in business turnarounds, as well as in the building of strong businesses from small start-ups.


2019 Board meeting attendance 2/4

KD (Kgomotso) Moroka SC (65) 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. She is also a non-executive director of SA Breweries, Standard Bank and Multichoice


2019 Board meeting attendance 4/4

*All non-executive directors are independent.
**Appointed May 2019
***Appointed November 2019

Executive committee – South Africa

Dr Richard Friedland (57)

Group Chief  Executive Officer
Qualifications: BvSc, MBBCh,  Dip Fin Man, MBA
Joined Medicross in 1995

Mark Bishop (51)

Commercial Director
Qualifications: B.Comm
Joined in 2002

Craig Grindell (48)

Managing Director – Netcare 911
Qualifications: N Dip EMC, NH Dip Business Management, Bachelors Degree
EMC
Joined in 2001

Dr Sandile Mhlongo (41)

Managing Director – Akeso 
Qualifications: MBChB, MSc (Health Economics)
Joined 2019

Keith Gibson (49)

Group Chief Financial Officer
Qualifications: BAcc, CA(SA)
Joined in 2006

Melanie Da Costa (47)

Director – Strategy and Health Policy, CFA
Qualifications: B.Comm
Joined in 2006

Dr Anchen Laubscher (39)

Group Medical Director Director – Cancer, Psychiatry and Rehabilitation Services
Qualifications: MBChB, DCH, DipPEC, PGDipGM, MBA (cum laude)
Joined in 2007

Teshlin Akaloo (36)

Managing Director – Innovative Products
Qualifications: BSc Financial & Actuarial Mathematics, Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries
Joined 2020

Jacques du Plessis (54)

Managing Director – Hospitals
Qualifications: BCompt (Hons) Accounting
Joined Medicross in 1996

Travis Dewing (46)

Chief Information Officer
Qualifications: NDip IT
Joined in 1997

Dr Nceba Ndzwayiba (41)

Director – Transformation
Qualifications: PhD, M Phil HRD, BTD Hons (Cum Laude), B Technology, NDip ODETD
Joined in 2008

Dr Billyy van der Merwe (58)

Managing Director - Primary Care
Qualifications: MB ChB, MBA
Joined in 2008

Peter Warrener (57)

Group Human Resources Director
Qualifications: BSocSci, Dip Fin Man
Joined in 2007

David Kneale (65)

GIndependent non-executive director
Qualifications: BA
Joined in 2020
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