South African executive management

South African executive management

Adam Pyle

Chief Executive Officer – SA


Adam’s responsibilities has included 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 has also served on the boards of Max Healthcare and Scanmed S.A. He was previously marketing director at HealthBridge. He was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer – SA in July 2018.

Megan Naidoo

Chief Financial Officer – SA


Megan has 18 years’ experience (11 years as a Partner) in accounting and auditing across a diverse spectrum of industries such as healthcare, mining, energy and manufacturing, creating functional excellence and good governance practices. He has held various leadership positions at PwC, including being an Assurance Group Leader and a PwC Africa Board Member. Megan was appointed to Chief Financial Officer Designate – South Africa on 1 June 2019 and Chief Financial Officer – South Africa on 1 December 2019.

Craig Koekemoer

Business Operations Executive - SA


Craig is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He joined Life Healthcare in 1998, from PwC, in the role of Financial and Administration Manager. He was promoted to the role of Hospital Manager, Life St Dominic’s Hospital in 1999. In 2001, he took up the role of Regional Manager: Border Hospitals and in 2006 he moved into the role of Regional Manager: KwaZulu-Natal. Craig was appointed Business Operations Executive – SA in November 2017.

Riedwaan Jabaar

Funder, Policy and Product Development Executive – SA


Riedwaan is a thoughtful, socially inspired executive, with a demonstrated history of working in the health industry. He has over 25 years’ working experience gained across the insurance and health sector at the nexus of business, technology and analytics. He has spent many years on the funding side, including 15 years at Discovery Health. There he headed up various divisions including risk intelligence and business intelligence and was a member of the health executive committee. After that, he moved to the supply-side, where he co-founded and built Professional Provider Organisations Services (PPO Service) and later led the organisation as the CEO. PPO Service is a shared service hub for clinicians with a vision to create transformed health care systems for patients. Before joining Life Healthcare, he occupied the role of Executive Director and Head of Business Development, Analytics and Experience at Healthforce. Healthforce is pioneering clinic management and telemedicine service that brings specialist knowledge to primary care clinics. He was appointed to the position of Funder, Policy and Product Development Executive – SA in September 2020.

Dr Sharon Vasuthevan

Nursing and Quality Executive – SA

BCur, BCur Hons, MSc, PhD

Sharon joined the Group in 2001 as National Training and Development Manager. She is currently responsible for quality, nursing practice, infection prevention and control and the Life College of Learning. Sharon serves on various committees and societies, is president of the Nursing Education Association (NEA) and vice-chairperson of the South African Nursing Council (SANC). She is also a trustee of the Nursing Foundation of South Africa.

Dr Paul Soko

Clinical Directorate Executive – SA

MBChB (UKZN), FC Paed (SA), MPhil Economic Policy (Stellenbosch)

Paul is a qualifed paediatrician from the University of Cape Town. He graduated with a medical degree from University of KwaZulu-Natal in 1995. He was appointed general manager of clinical services by Mediclinic Proprietary Limited in 2008. He joined Discovery Health as divisional manager in strategic risk management in 2013 and was appointed to his current position at Life Healthcare on 1 July 2016.

Janette Joubert

Support Services Executive – SA


Janette joined the Group in 1984 and has gained a wealth of knowledge and wide experience in the healthcare industry through the various positions she has held, including that of Operations Manager, National Operations Manager and National Pharmacy Practice Manager. She was appointed to the executive in 2010 with responsibilities for pharmacy operations and professional and legal practice, Group procurement and pharmaceutical procurement. In 2015, she took on the additional responsibility for engineering and laundry.

Kurt Wylie

Business Operations Executive – Diagnostic Imaging and Oncology

BCompt CA(SA) Hons

Kurt has been with the Group since 2006. Although, having served in regional and hospital operations for part of his tenure, he has held the primary position of Regional Financial Manager of the coastal division. In this role, he has served on many of the Group’s subsidiary and associate boards. Kurt was appointed as Business Operations Executive – SA in 2016 and Business Integration Executive – SA in September 2018. He will take up the role of Business Operations Executive - Diagnostic Imaging and Oncology in January 2020.

Matthew Prior

Chief Information Officer – SA


After holding various positions in the UK and US, Matthew joined the Group in 2002 in the information management division, where he was responsible for the development of the data warehouse, business intelligence and pricing models. He moved across to the funder division in 2007, and was later appointed to the Funder Relations and Health Policy Executive role. He also serves on the board of HASA (Hospital Association of South Africa). Matthew was appointed to the role of Chief Information Officer - South Africa in July 2020.

Chris Gouws

Human Resources Executive - SA

BCom (Hons), DPLR (SBL Unisa)

Chris held a number of senior human resources management positions in Eskom and joined Afrox in 2001 as compensation and benefits manager. He transferred to Afrox Healthcare in 2004 as compensation and benefits manager and also accepted appointment as the principal officer of the company’s sponsored retirement funds. He was appointed as Human Resources Executive – SA in February 2018