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.

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.

Board of directors- Non-executive directors *

* All non-executive directors are independent.

T (Thevendrie) Brewer (49) Board 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.

B (Bukelwa) Bulo (44) Independent non-executive director

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 (67) Independent non-executive director

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 (66) Independent non-executive director

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.

Dr T (Thabi) Leoka (42) Independent non-executive director

Qualifications: BA (Hons) MA, MSc Economics and Economic History and PhD in EconomicsAppointed: 1 January 2022 | Governance, economist, general business management, emerging markets economics, columnist, global commerce.

L (Lezanne) Human (52) Independent non-executive director

Qualifications: M.Sc (Cum Laude), MBA (Cum Laude) | Appointed: 13 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.

KD (Kgomotso) Moroka SC (67) Independent non-executive director

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 (67) Independent non-executive director

Qualifications: BA | Appointed: 1 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.

Dr R (Rozett) Phillips (51) Independent non-executive director

Qualifications: MBChB, MBA, Dip Future Studies (USB) | Appointed: 1 January 2022 | General business management, strategy consulting, digital, large-scale technology implementation, human capital transformation.

*All non-executive directors are independent.

Executive committee – South Africa

Dr Richard Friedland (59)

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

Craig Grindell (50)

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

Teshlin Akaloo (38)

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

Boniswa Kama (40)

Chief Data Officer
Qualifications: BCom, BCom Hons.
Joined in 2017

Keith Gibson (51)

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

Melanie Da Costa (49)

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

Dr Anchen Laubscher (41)

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

Jacques du Plessis (56)

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

Travis Dewing (48)

Chief Information Officer
Qualifications: NDip IT
Joined in 1997

Dr Nceba Ndzwayiba (43)

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

Dr Billyy van der Merwe (60)

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

Charles Vikisi (46) FCG

General Counsel and Group Secretary
Qualifications: BA. BA (Hons) (Clinical Psychology), LLB, BTh
Joined in 2020

Dr Shannon Nell (61)

Group Director of Nursing
Qualifications: PhD, MBA, Diplomas in Midwifery, Paediatric Nursing and Critical Care, BCur (Education & Community Nursing Science), Faculty of Academy of Nursing of South Africa.
Joined in 1999