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The three cornerstones of our business and our commitment to our patients are, Life, Health and Care.
Life summarises our philosophy of protecting our patient's wellbeing
and quality of life. Health is our clinical excellence in world-class
facilities, and Care is the human touch of providing quality service,
respect and empathy for those entrusted to our care. Read more...
63 facilities in 7 provinces, of which 51 are acute care. Read more...
6 Mental Health units in 3 provinces and 2 units which offer involuntary and assisted mental health admissions. Read more...
7 Adult and 2 Paediatric Units in 5 provinces. Read more...
The company delivers hospital based services in the fields of chronic mental healthcare, frail care, rehabilitation and acute care in 5 provinces. Read more...
10 Renal Dialysis units in 5 provinces and still growing. Read more...
The Life College of Learning has over 1 000 students studying various nursing programmes each year. Read more...
Leading provider of contracted, on-site occupational and primary healthcare services to employer groups in commerce, industry, mining, parastatals and to government correctional services. Read more...
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The company’s board of directors consists of 11 members. The members of the company’s board
of directors are as follows:
Short biographies of the directors and senior management of Life Healthcare are set out below:
A (André) Meyer
Chief executive officer
André has extensive experience at executive level in the employee benefits and healthcare
sectors. He joined Alexander Forbes Financial Services as a financial consultant
and later headed up the firm’s Negotiated Benefits Consultants Division, in Durban
before being appointed Divisional Director and subsequently Managing Director of
the Health Care Consultants Division. A promotion to joint Managing Director responsible
for the Health Care Consultants Division, Health Management Solutions and the Communications
Division of Alexander Forbes followed. At the time, he also represented Alexander
Forbes on the Board of FIHRST Management Services. André has served as Medscheme’s
Chief Executive Officer since 2003 and under his leadership, has transformed the
Group to become the relevant and successful organisation it is today. He took over
the mantle of CEO of Life Healthcare in April 2014.
PP van der Westhuizen
Chief financial officer
South African – CA(SA)
Pieter joined the group in 1999 as a financial manager. He has fulfilled various
financial roles in his 14 years with the company, his latest being that of Group
MA (Mustaq) Brey
Chairman (non-executive director)
South African – BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)
Mustaq Brey is a founder member and chief executive
officer of Brimstone. He is a chartered accountant
and currently serves on the boards of Oceana Fishing
Group Limited, the Scientific Group, Lion of Africa
Insurance Company Limited and Nedbank Limited. He
serves on the audit committee of the Mandela Rhodes
Foundation and chairs the capital and risk committee
for Nedbank. He was appointed to the Life Healthcare
board of directors in 2003.
PJ (Peter) Golesworthy
Independent non-executive director
British – BA (Hons) (first class), Accountancy Studies, CA
Peter Golesworthy graduated from Exeter University in
the UK and qualified as a chartered accountant with
the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He
currently serves as a director of a number of private
companies and as a member of various investment
committees of certain Old Mutual businesses. He was
previously the finance director of Old Mutual (South
Africa), and prior to joining Old Mutual was a finance
manager in the Corporate & International Finance
Department of Anglo American Corporation of South
Africa Limited. He was appointed to the Life Healthcare
board of directors in 2010.
Prof ME (Marian) Jacobs
South African – MB, ChB (UCT), Diploma in Community Medicine (UCT), Fellowship of
the College of South Africa (with paediatrics)
Marian Jacobs retired as Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University
of Cape Town in 2012 and holds the position of Emeritus Professor, Paediatrics and
Child Health at that institution. Previous positions of employment include: Professor
of Child Health and Director of the Children’s Institute at the University of Cape
Town, where she was also employed as a community paediatrician in a joint position
with the Provincial Health Department, and earlier, as a community (public) health
lecturer and specialist. Her global experience includes service as Chair of the
Boards of governance of the Medical Research Council in South Africa; the Centre
for Health Research (ICDDRB) in Bangladesh; the Council for Health Research and
Development (COHRED) in Geneva, Switzerland; and the African Population and Health
Research Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. Marian has served as convenor and a member of
the scientific committee of many national and international scientific congresses
in the global health arena and has also co-authored a number of key publications
over the course of her academic career. She currently chairs the Advisory Committee
of the Academy for Leadership and Management in Healthcare in the National Department
of Health, serves as a member of the Technical Steering Committee for the World
Health Organisation’s Maternal, New-born Child and Adolescent Committee; and is
Advisor to both the Global Mental Health Platform of the Gulbenkian Foundation in
Portugal, and the Doris Duke African Health Initiative.
JK (Joel) Netshitenzhe
South African – MSC (University of London),
Postgraduate Diploma in Economic Principles,
Diploma in Political Science
Joel Netshitenzhe is the Executive Director and
Board Vice-Chairman of the Mapungubwe Institute
for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), an independent
research institute dealing with strategic issues
facing South Africa. Joel is a member of the National
Planning Commission and the ANC National Executive
Committee. Joel serves as a non-executive director
on the boards of Nedbank Group and CEEFAfrica (a
section 21 company dealing with tertiary education
opportunities). He is also a programme pioneer of
the Nelson Mandela – Champion Within Programme
which is run by the Nelson Mandela Foundation
and Life College Association. Before joining the
Government Communication and Information System
(GCIS) as CEO in 1998, he was head of communication
in President Nelson Mandela΄s office. In addition to
being GCIS CEO, he was appointed head of the Policy
Co-ordination and Advisory Services (PCAS) in the
presidency, in 2001. He headed the PCAS on a full-time
basis from 2006 until his retirement in 2009. Prior to
1994, he served in various capacities within the ANC:
Radio Freedom, Mayibuye editor, member of the
ANC Politico-Military Council and deputy head of the
Department of Information and Publicity, and as part
of the ANC negotiating team. He was appointed to the
Life Healthcare board of directors in 2010.
Dr MP (Malefetsane) Ngatane
South African – BSc, MBChB, FCOG
Dr Malefetsane Ngatane is a specialist obstetrician and
gynaecologist. He has served as a consultant
obstetrician and gynaecologist, as well as
superintendent of the Chris Hani Baragwanath
Hospital. He also served as the head of obstetrics and
gynaecology at Natalspruit Hospital. He is currently
in private practice. Malefetsane serves on the boards
of Boxing South Africa (BSA), the World Boxing
Council based in Mexico and is the vice-president
of the African Boxing Union based in Tunisia. He
serves as treasurer for the International Planned
Parenthood Federation in Nairobi and is a trustee of
the Commonwealth Boxing Council based in London.
He was appointed to the Life Healthcare board of
directors in 2007.
MEK (Mpho) Nkeli
South African – BSc (Environmental Science), MAP, MBA
Mpho Nkeli currently serves on the board of Impala Platinum.
She has previously served on the board of Joburg City Parks
and as executive director on the boards of Alexander Forbes Group and Vodacom South Africa.
She was a member of the Commission of Employment Equity before being appointed Chairman from 2009 to 2012.
She has executive experience spanning 15 years in diverse functions.
She trained as an environmental scientist; then moved to marketing, communications,
social investment and enterprise development. Mpho later focused on human resources and
transformation and was responsible for human resources at Alexander Forbes,
where after she joined Vodacom in 2011 for three years as the Chief Human Resources officer.
She has also contributed to changes in legislation relating to BEE.
She received the Laureate Award from the University of Pretoria in 2009.
She recently joined Search Partners International (SPi),
the oldest Executive search and Board Practice firm, as an Associate Director.
She was appointed to the Life Healthcare board of directors in 2015.
GC (Garth) Solomon
South African – BCom, BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)
Garth Solomon completed his articles with Deloitte & Touche, thereafter he served
in various commercial and corporate finance roles with the South African Revenue
Service, Group Five Properties and African Harvest Limited before joining Old Mutual
Private Equity in 2003. He was appointed head of Private Equity in 2012, and was
a member of the Old Mutual Private Equity team until 2013. In this capacity he was
involved in numerous investments and served on the boards and sub-committees of
a number of large private businesses including Air Liquid, Metro Cash & Carry, the
Tourvest Group and Liberty Star Consumer Holdings. Garth is currently the co-owner
and a director of Evolve Capital, an investment trust that invests in small and
medium-sized businesses. Garth was appointed to the Life Healthcare board of directors
RT (Royden) Vice
South African – BCom, CA(SA)
Vice is the chairman of the board of Waco International Holdings (Pty) Limited
since retiring in July 2011 after ten years as the company’s CEO. The Waco group
of companies has subsidiaries in the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Chile and
southern Africa. Prior to this, Royden was CEO of Industrial and Special Products
of the UK-based BOC Group, responsible for operations in over 50 countries and revenue
of US$4 billion. He was also chairman of African Oxygen Limited (Afrox) from 1994
to 2001 and Afrox Healthcare, which successfully listed in 1999. He serves as a
non-executive director on the boards of Hudaco Industries Limited where he is the
chairman and Murray and Roberts Holdings. Royden is a governor of Rhodes University.
He has extensive global leadership experience, having lived on three continents
– America (New York), Africa (Johannesburg) and Europe (London).
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