Board of Directors

SANBS Board of Directors

The composition of the board should pay heed to the necessity to lead the company successfully as well as to monitor and control its activities. It should be balanced between executive and non-executive directors so that no individual or small group of individuals can dominate the board’s decision-making processes.


Non-executive directors are directors who are not involved in the day-to-day operation of the business of the company and who do not receive any remuneration from the company other than their directors’ fees. From a legal perspective, there is no distinction between executive and non-executive directors. They carry the same responsibilities and liability.

King II places a far greater value on the inclusion of independent directors on the board, and suggests that certain key positions on the board, that of the chairman and the chairman of the audit committee for instance, should be filled by independent non-executive directors.

 

The SANBS Board

 

 

 CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Getty Simelane

 

Role:

• Chairman of the Board

 

Sub-Committees:

• Chairman: HR & Remuneration Committee
• Member: Nomination Committee

• Member: Clinical Governance Committee

 

Qualifications:
• BA Social Work - University of Zululand - 1981
• HDPM - Wits Business School - 1982
• MPhil University of Bath, UK -1988
• EDP Kelloggs Business School, North Western University, USA - 1993

 

Other Directorships:
• The HR Touch Pty Ltd

• T-Systems South Africa
• ABC Ventilators Pty Ltd
• Johannesburg Water SOC
• KZN Growth Fund Manager SOC
• St Mungos Diepsloot Social Action NPC
• Tshikululu Social Investments NPC
 

Professional Memberships:
• Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA) – Fellow
• SABPP Chartered HR Practitioner and Chair of Mentoring Committee
• SIRDAR Governance Panellist [Independent Director]

 EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jackie Thomson
 
Role:
• Acting CEO
 
Sub Committees:
• Clinical Governance;
 
Qualifications:
• MBCHB - Stellenbosch University (1996);
• MMed Internal Medicine - Stellenbosch University (2001);
• Certificate in Haematology – College of Medicine SA (2005);
 
Other Directorships:
• SABMR (South African Bone Marrow Registry);
• SAMA (South African Medical Association Portal);
• SASCeTS (South African Stem Cells Transplant Society);
• EBMT (European Society for Blood and Marrow    Transplant);
• IOD (Institute of Directors).

 NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Patricia Knox

 

Role:

• Non-Executive Donor Director

 

Sub-Committees;

• Chairman : Clinical Governance Committee

• Member: IT Governance Committee

• Member: Nomination Committee

 

Qualifications:
• MBChB - University of Cape Town (1979);
• DCH - Diploma in Child Health, South African College of
  Medicine (1985)

 

Professional Memberships:
• Consultant for AABB
• Chair of African Society of Blood Transfusion (AfSBT)   

  Education Committee (2011 -2014)

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Ansie Ramalho

Role:
• Non-Executive Donor Director

Sub-Committees:
• Member: Audit and Risk Committee
• Member: Governance, Social and Ethics Committee
• Member: HR & Remuneration Committee

Qualifications:
• Baccalaureus Juris, UNISA (1988)
• Baccalaureus Legum: UNISA (1991)
• Diploma in the Law of Insolvency: AIPSA (1993)
• Certificate in International Insolvency Law:
  University of Pretoria (2000)
• Certificate Programme in Financing and Accounting:
  Wits Business School (2004)

Other directorships
• Chairman: Turning Point Home
• Appointments Committee: ZA Central Registry

Professional Memberships
• Advocate of the High Court of South Africa
• King Committee
• Global Reporting Initiative Focal Point Advisory Group
• Committee for Responsible Investing in South Africa
• Integrated Reporting Committee South Africa

 

SANBS board member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Rodney Brand

 

Role:

• Non-Executive Donor Director

 

Sub-Committees:

• Member: HR & Remuneration Committee
• Member: Audit Committee

• Member: Governance Social & Ethics Committee

 

Qualifications:
• CTA: University of Natal (1974)
• CA (SA)

 

Professional Memberships:
• Member of the SAICA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Rob Theunissen


Role:
• Non-Executive Donor Director

 
Sub-Committees:
• Chairman: Governance, Social and Ethics Committee;
• Member: Nomination Committee;
• Member: Clinical Governance Committee;

 
Qualifications:

• B. Accounting : Wits University (1981);
• CA (SA) : (1982);
• Registered Auditor (1984);
• Diploma in Criminal Justice & Forensic Auditing : RAU (2004)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Doris Dondur

 

Role:
• Non-Executive Donor Director

 

Sub-Committees:

• Chairman: Audit and Risk Committee
• Member: Governance, Social, and Ethics Committee
• Member: IT Governance Committee

 

Qualifications:

• B. Accounting – University of Stellenbosch (1988)
• Hons B Compt – UNISA (1989)
• CTA – UNISA (1990)

• CA (SA) : (1991)

• Hons (B&A) Stellenbosch University (1996)
• MBA – University of Stellenbosch (1998)
• International Executive Development Programme –

   WITS and London Business School (2008)
• Executive Development program – University of Nevada

   – Reno (2009)

 

Other Directorships:

• Basil Read Holdings
• PPS;
• Gautrain Management Agency
• Gauteng Growth and Development Agency
• SA Civil Aviation Authority

 

Professional Memberships:

South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA) - Fellow Member, Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA),

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Alex Christians

 

Role:

• Non-Executive Donor Director

 

Sub-Committees:

• Chairman: IT Governance Committee
• Member: Governance, Social and Ethics Committeee
• Member: Audit and Risk Committee

 

Professional Memberships:

• Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA)

• Former Member of Parliament and former Councillor at

  Metro, District and Local Government.

 INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. William Gumede

 

Role:

• Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Sub-Committees:
• Chairman: Nomination Committee
• Member: HR & Remuneration Committee
• Member: Audit and Risk Committee

 

Qualifications:
• Joint Degree (Utrecht, Aarhus and Cardiff Universities) – 1999
• Econ & Public Finance (UNISA) - 2000
• MA (University of the Witwatersrand)  - 2001
• Project Finance (GIBS - 2001 & Stellenbosch - 2012)
• Investment Banking (New York University) - 2013

 

Other Directorships:

• Global Reporting Centre, University of British Columbia,

  Vancouver, Canada: Board member

 

Professional Memberships:

• Honorary Associate Professor: Public Management &

  Convener, Political Economy, School of Governance -

  University of the Witwatersrand

• Senior Associate & Programme Director: Africa
  Asia Centre,
  School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) -
  University of London

 

independent non-exec director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Vanessa Moodley


Role:
• Independent Non-Executive Director


Sub-Committees:
• Member: Clinical Governance Committee
• Member: Audit and Risk Committee
• Member: Nomination Committee


Qualifications:
• MBChB: University of Cape Town (1997)
• MMed (Haematological Pathology) – cum laude MEDUNSA (2004)


Professional Memberships:
• Member: Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
• Member: South African Society of Haematology (SASH)
• Head: Discipline of Haematological Pathology
  (University of Limpopo – MEDUNSA Campus /
  NHLS - DGMAU)
• Member: Haematology Expert Committee
• Member: Clinical Pathology Expert Committee