Board of Trustees

We’re governed by an independent Board of Trustees who clearly demonstrate the diversity of our member base. The Board is made up of independent professionals, with distinctive expertise in the health, legal, financial and business sectors, who act on behalf of our members.

  • Mr J Bagg

    Trustee

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    Jonathan Bagg is a qualified actuary, with over 30 years in actuarial management and consulting. Mr Bagg currently serves as a statutory actuary for a number of Life Insurance Companies and is Trustee on various Retirement Funds. In addition, he sits on the Board of Hospice, Wits.

  • R Cowlin

    Trustee

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    Mr Cowlin has 23 years’ experience in the medical aid industry. He has been involved in several aspects of the industry including administration, marketing, product design and managed care. He has held various top management positions within Medscheme and was the Managing Director of Aid for AIDS for 10 years. Rodney has a particular interest in disease management and believes that with assistance, medical aid members can benefit substantially from understanding the value of being enrolled in disease management programmes.

  • SE Claassen

    Acting Chairperson

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    Mr Claassen has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical field and vast knowledge of the overall health industry. He has held several directorship roles and has been a board member for various companies. Stephen is currently responsible for New Business Development at Activo Health, where he is also a shareholder.

  • O Komane

    Trustee

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    Mr Komane holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering Business Management from the University of Warwick. He is currently employed as Group ER Manager for Aveng. Prior to this, he served as the Deputy General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers. He brings with him extensive experience in strategic corporate management and negotiations, has served on numerous boards in various capacities and acquired extensive knowledge as a non-executive director and trustee.

  • MP Lesunyane

    Trustee

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    Ms Lesunyane holds a BA degree from the University of South Africa. She is the founder of Lesunyane Enterprises and works as a Claims Consultant in the information office of the Road Accident Fund.

  • F Martin

    Trustee

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    Ms Martin holds various qualifications that include, among others, Leadership Skills, Unfair Labour Practices, as well as Disciplinary & Investigation Processes. She is currently employed by the Groote Schuur Hospital, is a member of the Public Servants Association (PSA) and acted as chairperson of the PSA at the hospital.

  • NY Mbuli

    Trustee

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    Ms Mbuli holds a National Diploma in Marketing and is currently employed by Telkom SA as a Development Coordinator. She is also the Secretary of the Communication Workers Union.

  • Dr H Nematswerani

    Trustee

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    A medical practitioner, Dr Nematswerani has a wealth of experience in the healthcare industry. He holds a MBChB degree from the University of Natal, a Masters in Medical Science (Sports Medicine) and post-graduate diplomas in Occupational Health and Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

  • Mr O Pretorius

    Trustee

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    Otto Pretorius has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, with extensive leadership experience in agency management. His in-depth understanding of financial needs and the value chain within the financial services sector will prove invaluable to the Scheme.. Since leaving the financial services field, Mr Pretorius’ ambition led him to start-up his own property business, Rentrunners in 2012, which he continues to run.

  • J Usher

    Trustee

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    Jacqui holds a BCom degree as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting, from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban. She has been a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1982 and has served in various capacities during her career. She is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Great Plans Conservation Ltd, an eco-tourism business that operates in South Africa and a number of foreign countries.




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