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.
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.
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.
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.
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
David Kneale (65) Independent non-executive director
Qualifications: BA | Appointed: January 2020 | Other directorships: Woolworths Holdings Limited. Mr Kneale has enjoyed a successful career spanning over 30 years in retail. He was appointed chief executive officer of Clicks Group in January 2006. During his 13-year tenure at the helm, the Clicks Group experienced strong growth in its core markets. The Clicks Group is also one of the most transformed and empowered retailers in the country, evidenced by its strong B-BBEE credentials and rating. Before joining the Clicks Group, Mr Kneale held positions in the United Kingdom including Boots Group plc, Waterstone's Booksellers and the HMV Group. Mr Kneale currently holds an independent non-executive directorship at Woolworths Holdings Limited.
*All non-executive directors are independent. **Appointed May 2019 ***Appointed November 2019
Dr Richard Friedland (57)
Craig Grindell (48)
Teshlin Akaloo (36)
Keith Gibson (49)
Melanie Da Costa (48)
Dr Anchen Laubscher (39)
Jacques du Plessis (54)
Travis Dewing (46)
Dr Nceba Ndzwayiba (41)
Dr Billyy van der Merwe (58)
¹ N Weltman resigned with effect from 30 September 2020.
² B Bulo assumed the role of Risk Chair with effect from 1 October 2020.
³ D Kneale appointed on 1 January 2020 (RemCo Chair and member of Board Audit Committee)
4 L Human appointed as a member of the Board Risk Committee in May 2020.