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Governance and Remuneration: Group Executive Committee

The CEO, Dr Ronnie van der Merwe, is supported by an experienced and capable executive management team, with extensive industry experience and organisational knowledge. The continued growth of Mediclinic is testament to the strong management team and its ability to successfully execute the Group’s strategy.

The biographies of Dr Van der Merwe (CEO) and Mr Myburgh (CFO) are provided in the Board of Directors.

Click on the photo to show the Group Executive Committee member’s biography.
MR Gert Hattingh
Dr Dirk le Roux
MR MAGNUS OETIKER
Dr RENÉ TOUA

MR Gert Hattingh

Chief Corporate Services Officer

Nationality: South African

Mr Gert Hattingh joined Mediclinic in 1991 as Group Accountant. He served in various management positions across the Group and was appointed as Company Secretary in 2000 and Group Services Executive in 2011. Subsequent to the acquisition of Al Noor Hospitals Group plc in February 2016, he holds the position of Chief Corporate Services Officer.

Qualifications: Mr Hattingh holds BAcc Hons (Stellenbosch University); completed the AMP (Harvard Business School); and is a qualified Chartered Accountant registered with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Dr Dirk le Roux

Chief Information Officer

Nationality: South African

Dr Dirk Le Roux joined Mediclinic in August 2014 as the Group ICT Executive. Prior to joining Mediclinic, he served in various managerial roles, including as Managing Director of ThinkWorx Consulting, CIO at Media24, General Manager of IT Strategy and Risk at Absa Bank Ltd, as well as the Head of IT at the Development Bank of Southern Africa.

Qualifications: Dr Le Roux holds a DComm in Informatics (University of Pretoria); an MBA cum laude (Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education); a PgDip in Data Metrics (University of South Africa); and BEng in Civil Engineering (University of Pretoria).

MR MAGNUS OETIKER

Chief Human Resources and Corporate Development Officer

Nationality: Swiss

Mr Magnus Oetiker worked for Hirslanden in various management positions from 2000–2016. He served on this division’s executive committee from 2008 in various roles, while also taking responsibility for human resource management. During his last two years at Hirslanden, he acted as Chief Strategy Officer. In 2016, he joined a family-owned company in Switzerland with interests in healthcare and catering as CEO. In February 2018, he was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer of Mediclinic.

Qualifications: Mr Oetiker holds a BSc in Business Administration (Zürich University of Applied Sciences) and an Executive MBA (University of Zürich).

Dr RENÉ TOUA

Chief Clinical Officer

Nationality: South African

Dr René Toua is a medical practitioner with extensive experience in private and public healthcare. She started her career in primary healthcare, established a geriatric private primary care practice and working in emergency medicine, including at an academic trauma unit, for several years. She joined Mediclinic in 2006 and held the positions of Regional Clinical Manager, and Clinical Data and Information Manager for Mediclinic Southern Africa. Subsequently, she served as the Group General Manager: Clinical Performance. She sits on the executive committee and board of trustees for Remedi, the in-house medical aid scheme, and is the chairperson of the Medical Advisory Committee. She was appointed Chief Clinical Officer with effect from 1 July 2018.

Qualifications: Dr Toua holds an MBChB (Stellenbosch University); an MPhil in Emergency Medicine (Patient Safety and Clinical Decision Making) (University of Cape Town); and a PgDip in Project Management (Stellenbosch University Business School).

MR DANIEL LIEDTKE
MR Koert Pretorius
MR David Hadley

MR DANIEL LIEDTKE

Chief Executive Officer: Hirslanden

Nationality: Swiss

Mr Daniel Liedtke joined the Hirslanden Klinik St. Anna in Lucerne in 2001. He held various clinical and managerial positions at Hirslanden prior to his appointments as Hospital Manager of Klinik Hirslanden in 2008 and as Chief Operating Officer of the Hirslanden Group in 2015. In 2019 he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Hirslanden the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group.

Qualifications: Mr Liedtke holds a Doctor of Business Administration (Charles Sturt University); a Master of Health Administration (FHS St. Gallen); a D.O. in Osteopathic Medicine (GDK); a BSc in Physiotherapy (Swiss Confederation); and a Certificate in Car Electronics (Federal certificate).

MR Koert Pretorius

Chief Executive Officer: Mediclinic Southern Africa

Nationality: South African

Mr Koert Pretorius joined Mediclinic in 1998 as the Regional Manager of the central region of Mediclinic’s operations in Southern Africa and in 2003 took on the role of Chief Operating Officer of the Mediclinic Group. He was appointed CEO of Mediclinic Southern Africa in 2008 and served as an Executive Director of Mediclinic International Ltd from 2006 up to acquisition of Al Noor Hospitals Group plc.

Qualifications: Mr Pretorius holds a BCompt in Accounting Science (University of the Free State) and an MBL (University of South Africa).

MR David Hadley

Chief Executive Officer: Mediclinic Middle East

Nationality: British

Mr David Hadley joined Mediclinic in 1993 and filled various administrative roles in human resources, finance, operations and hospital management before being seconded to Dubai in 2007 to oversee the opening of Mediclinic City Hospital. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer: Mediclinic Middle East in 2009 and has served on the Group Executive Committee since 2011.

Qualifications: Mr Hadley holds a BComm (University of South Africa) and an MBA with distinction (University of Liverpool).

MR Gert Hattingh

MR Gert Hattingh

Chief Corporate Services Officer

Nationality: South African

Mr Gert Hattingh joined Mediclinic in 1991 as Group Accountant. He served in various management positions across the Group and was appointed as Company Secretary in 2000 and Group Services Executive in 2011. Subsequent to the acquisition of Al Noor Hospitals Group plc in February 2016, he holds the position of Chief Corporate Services Officer.

Qualifications: Mr Hattingh holds BAcc Hons (Stellenbosch University); completed the AMP (Harvard Business School); and is a qualified Chartered Accountant registered with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Dr Dirk le Roux

Dr Dirk le Roux

Chief Information Officer

Nationality: South African

Dr Dirk Le Roux joined Mediclinic in August 2014 as the Group ICT Executive. Prior to joining Mediclinic, he served in various managerial roles, including as Managing Director of ThinkWorx Consulting, CIO at Media24, General Manager of IT Strategy and Risk at Absa Bank Ltd, as well as the Head of IT at the Development Bank of Southern Africa.

Qualifications: Dr Le Roux holds a DComm in Informatics (University of Pretoria); an MBA cum laude (Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education); a PgDip in Data Metrics (University of South Africa); and BEng in Civil Engineering (University of Pretoria).

MR MAGNUS OETIKER

MR MAGNUS OETIKER

Chief Human Resources and Corporate Development Officer

Nationality: Swiss

Mr Magnus Oetiker worked for Hirslanden in various management positions from 2000–2016. He served on this division’s executive committee from 2008 in various roles, while also taking responsibility for human resource management. During his last two years at Hirslanden, he acted as Chief Strategy Officer. In 2016, he joined a family-owned company in Switzerland with interests in healthcare and catering as CEO. In February 2018, he was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer of Mediclinic.

Qualifications: Mr Oetiker holds a BSc in Business Administration (Zürich University of Applied Sciences) and an Executive MBA (University of Zürich).

Dr RENÉ TOUA

Dr RENÉ TOUA

Chief Clinical Officer

Nationality: South African

Dr René Toua is a medical practitioner with extensive experience in private and public healthcare. She started her career in primary healthcare, established a geriatric private primary care practice and working in emergency medicine, including at an academic trauma unit, for several years. She joined Mediclinic in 2006 and held the positions of Regional Clinical Manager, and Clinical Data and Information Manager for Mediclinic Southern Africa. Subsequently, she served as the Group General Manager: Clinical Performance. She sits on the executive committee and board of trustees for Remedi, the in-house medical aid scheme, and is the chairperson of the Medical Advisory Committee. She was appointed Chief Clinical Officer with effect from 1 July 2018.

Qualifications: Dr Toua holds an MBChB (Stellenbosch University); an MPhil in Emergency Medicine (Patient Safety and Clinical Decision Making) (University of Cape Town); and a PgDip in Project Management (Stellenbosch University Business School).

MR DANIEL LIEDTKE

MR DANIEL LIEDTKE

Chief Executive Officer: Hirslanden

Nationality: Swiss

Mr Daniel Liedtke joined the Hirslanden Klinik St. Anna in Lucerne in 2001. He held various clinical and managerial positions at Hirslanden prior to his appointments as Hospital Manager of Klinik Hirslanden in 2008 and as Chief Operating Officer of the Hirslanden Group in 2015. In 2019 he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Hirslanden the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group.

Qualifications: Mr Liedtke holds a Doctor of Business Administration (Charles Sturt University); a Master of Health Administration (FHS St. Gallen); a D.O. in Osteopathic Medicine (GDK); a BSc in Physiotherapy (Swiss Confederation); and a Certificate in Car Electronics (Federal certificate).

MR Koert Pretorius

MR Koert Pretorius

Chief Executive Officer: Mediclinic Southern Africa

Nationality: South African

Mr Koert Pretorius joined Mediclinic in 1998 as the Regional Manager of the central region of Mediclinic’s operations in Southern Africa and in 2003 took on the role of Chief Operating Officer of the Mediclinic Group. He was appointed CEO of Mediclinic Southern Africa in 2008 and served as an Executive Director of Mediclinic International Ltd from 2006 up to acquisition of Al Noor Hospitals Group plc.

Qualifications: Mr Pretorius holds a BCompt in Accounting Science (University of the Free State) and an MBL (University of South Africa).

MR David Hadley

MR David Hadley

Chief Executive Officer: Mediclinic Middle East

Nationality: British

Mr David Hadley joined Mediclinic in 1993 and filled various administrative roles in human resources, finance, operations and hospital management before being seconded to Dubai in 2007 to oversee the opening of Mediclinic City Hospital. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer: Mediclinic Middle East in 2009 and has served on the Group Executive Committee since 2011.

Qualifications: Mr Hadley holds a BComm (University of South Africa) and an MBA with distinction (University of Liverpool).

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