Group executive management
Dr Shrey Viranna
Shrey is a medical doctor by training and has extensive experience in the healthcare industry having worked with leading healthcare organisations both locally and globally. He moved out of clinical practice to join McKinsey & Co where he worked for 12 years. Shrey gained extensive international exposure working in East Africa, southern Africa, India and the UK including advising on M&A transactions. Shrey joined Discovery in 2013 and served as the CEO for Discovery Vitality and Discovery Card. He has been responsible for driving profitable growth in these businesses. He assumed the role of Group Chief Executive Officer in February 2018.
Pieter van der Westhuizen
South African – CA(SA)
Pieter completed his training contract and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1996 at PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. He joined President Medical Investments Limited (Presmed) in 1999, which became part of Afrox Healthcare Limited. Pieter performed various roles in the finance department of Afrox Healthcare and played a significant role in Afrox Healthcare’s delisting in 2005, and its subsequent relisting as Life Healthcare in 2010. He was appointed as Group Chief Financial Officer in 2013. He assumed the role of Acting Group CEO in June 2017.
Group Strategy and Investor Relations Executive
Adam’s responsibilities include strategy, investor relations and health policy. He joined Life Healthcare in 2003, and has had a number of executive roles, including marketing and funder relations. Adam serves on the boards of Max Healthcare and Scanmed S.A. He was previously marketing director at HealthBridge.
CEO – Southern Africa
Hons Industrial Psychology
Lourens has been with the Group since 1994 and has held various positions at hospital level and national level including Group Industrial Relations Manager, Integration Manager and Regional Hospital Manager. He was appointed Chief Operating Executive (COE) Inland Region in 2011, Chief Operating Officer – SA in June 2016 and assumed duties as CEO – Southern Africa in June 2017.
Chief Executive Offcer: Scanmed SA
Masters in Economics, PhD studies
Licensed stock exchange broker and licensed tax advisor Hubert started his career in 1995 as a stock broker at Warsaw Stock Exchange. He worked for Arthur Andersen (1997 – 2002) focusing on advisory for international investment banks. In 2002 – 2006, Hubert worked for Deloitte as head of the international tax department. In 2008, he co-founded Rubicon Partners – a WSE listed investment company, where he was managing partner specialising in cross border IPOs, M&A and proprietary investments. Hubert was involved (both as investment manager and investor) in several private healthcare sector projects (diagnostic imaging, cardiology, private hospitals, cross border medical staff outsourcing and other) from start-up to exit stages, both in private and public companies. Hubert supervised those investments and was closely involved in operations, finance/tax/accounting, equity/debt raising, reporting and investor relations and exits. Hubert was appointed Chief Executive Offcer of Scanmed S.A on 1 July 2016.
Dr. Charles Niehaus
Chief Medical Officer/Chief Operating Officer: AMG
Charles is Alliance Medical Group's Chief Medical Officer, responsible for the strategic clinical initiatives that will deliver the Group’s evolving service proposition. He was previously Business Development Director for the UK’s largest private healthcare group, General Healthcare. During his medical career, Charles led the South African military’s surgical reaction force.
Chief Executive Officer: AMG
Degree in Accounting and Finance, MSc in Corporate Finance
Guy was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Medical Group in June 2012 having joined Alliance Medical as Group Chief Operating Officer in 2011. Prior to Alliance Medical, Guy spent four years on the board of General Healthcare Group as Commercial and Strategy Director. Previous to GHG, Guy was on the board of Oasis Healthcare which was successfully sold to Duke Street Capital in 2007. Guy has also held a number of management consultancy roles, including as owner and Managing Director of Imcis Ltd, a specialist strategy consultancy with expertise in pubs, franchise operations, apparel and food retailing.
Dr Steve Taylor
Group Medical Executive
MBChB (UCT), FFCH (CMSA), MMed (UCT)
Steve is a medical doctor. He has a wealth of healthcare experience in the public sector, where he worked as a public health specialist, and in medical administration, as a chief medical superintendent. Since joining the Group in 1993, he has specialised in hospital management and administration. He was previously General Manager: Coastal Region, responsible for 32 hospitals. Since October 2010, he has held the position of Group Medical Executive. He serves on the boards of the HASA, COHSASA and the Frere Hospital.
Group Company Secretary
BA, LLB, Cert Programme in Corporate Governance
Fazila gained extensive experience as legal advisor for the Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Council before joining City Power as general manager legal services in 2001. In this position, she managed the legal department and was company secretary. She was appointed as Group Company Secretary at Life Healthcare in August 2006. Fazila is also responsible for Group risk, the Group’s legal department, the insurance division and POPI compliance. She is a trustee of the Life Healthcare Foundation Trust.
Managing Director: Max Healthcare
MBA (Personnel Management and Industrial Relations)
Rajit is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Max Healthcare Institute Limited, a leading private healthcare company in India, and is a member of the board of directors of the Company. As the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, he provides strong leadership in helping the Company in achieving its vision of being the most admired healthcare company in India, known for clinical and service excellence. He is also a non-executive director at Max Life Insurance Limited and Max Skill First Limited and is a trustee of the Max India Foundation – the CSR arm for the Max Group of Companies. He was a founder member of Max Life Insurance and has been instrumental in helping Max Life become an admired, profitable and well-run company. He has played a strategic role in helping Max Life expand its distribution footprint across India, including facilitating a project to ‘Revamp Sales processes’. He is the recipient of the Chairman’s Award for Excellence at Max Life Insurance. Prior to Max Life Insurance, he was the director – personnel, at Bank of America and has also worked with HCL. His total experience spans three decades. Rajit is a graduate in Commerce, postgraduate in Human Resources and has also attended an Advanced Management Program at INSEAD – France.
Anton van Loggerenberg
Group Chief Information Officer
MSc (Pretoria), MBA (UK)
Anton joined Iscor Mining in 1993 within its technology division. From there he moved to Nedcor, then Absa where he became a general manager in 2002. Since then, he has operated as a technology executive working within the local and global IT industry across multiple countries, serving on various forums and boards. He joined Life Healthcare in 2013 as Group Chief Information Officer.