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Board of Directors

Witkoppen Clinic’s board of directors meet quarterly. Subcommittees of the board consist of an executive committee, audit committee, remuneration committee and a fundraising committee.

Dr Penelope Tlhabi

Chairperson

Dr Penelope Tlhabi

Penny Tlhabi is a medical doctor with extensive experience at executive level within the private and public healthcare sectors. She is currently employed as Head of Discovery: People and Sustainability, serves on the Central Executive Committee and the Board of Discovery Health. She also serves on the Gauteng AIDS Council.

Andrew Hadfield

Vice Chairperson

Andrew Hadfield

Andy Hadfield is part of the internationally acclaimed FutureWorld Group. He is the CEO at forgood – South Africa’s biggest corporate and citizen volunteering programme and a pioneering social enterprise in the tech scene. 

Dr Jean Bassett (Executive Director)

Executive Director

Dr Jean Bassett

With more than 30 years’ experience as a medical practitioner, Jean Bassett, has geared her career towards improving the quality of healthcare for those living in disadvantaged circumstances. She has worked at Witkoppen Clinic for 22 years and played a key role in starting up its HIV counselling and testing programme. She is a recipient of the Paul Harris Award acknowledging her outstanding contribution to the community.

Arthur Christie (Treasurer)

Treasurer

Arthur Christie

Arthur Christie is a retired chartered accountant. He qualified as a chartered accountant from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1967. After two-years working in London, he worked in commerce and industry in South Africa before retiring from Barloworld Ltd in 2004.

Bongani Khanyile (Member)

Member

Bongani Khanyile

Bongani Khanyile has been an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa since 2014. He is a director of Bongani Khanyile Attorneys, which he founded in October 2015. In 2017, Bongani was recognised by the South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW) for the outstanding work he did at the Labour Court on pro bono matters.

Senior Management

Our senior management meets monthly. They are:

Dr Jean Bassett

Executive Director

Dr Jean Bassett

The time I’ve spent leading Witkoppen Clinic has been the most stimulating time of my life. Every patient that we impact is part of a family, a community and South Africa as a whole. The impact that Witkoppen Clinic has daily is immense. This is sufficient reward for me and that’s what gets me up in the mornings!

Gerhard Fourie

Chief Financial Officer

Gerhard Fourie

I believe we are all interconnected and work as a whole that should always benefit society in a positive manner. Working for Witkoppen Clinic has allowed me to contribute in some small way to the greater good in society!

Sandra Bvunyenge

Financial Manager

Sandra Bvunyenge

There is a story behind the numbers I am passionate about. It is contributing in changing the story line for one person at a time until thousands turn into millions not only by attending to our client’s health needs, but empowering each unique individual best we can to take control of their life path while optimising available funding.

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