The Hospital Association of South Africa has elected a new board, returning Dr Biren Valodia as chairperson.

The three new Board members are:

  • Gale Shabangu, Chief Transformation Officer at Mediclinic Southern Africa.
  • Dr Nceba Ndzwayiba, Group Director: Human Resources and Transformation for Netcare.
  • André Joseph, General Manager: Funder Relations at Life Healthcare (SA).

Ms Clara Findlay (Mediclinic Southern Africa) and Mr Matthew Prior (Life Healthcare) did not stand for re-election, and earlier this year, Ms Lynelle Bagwandeen (Netcare) stood down from the Board to pursue other professional interests.

“Over the years, HASA has been led by strong Boards of Directors who have responded to the ever-changing healthcare environment. I firmly believe that this elected Board is superbly placed to continue this tradition and stands ready to bring to the fore the perspectives of a growing strong independent private hospital sector, an approach to transformation that will strengthen private hospitals and consequently the country, and the requisite strategic, marketing, clinical, hospital management, strategic, and health policy knowledge that we require to take our place in the building of a strong health system that provides universal access to healthcare. It will be my privilege to serve with such an outstanding Board at so important a moment in our history, ” said Dr Valodia.

Full biographies, and photographs of the new Board of the Hospital Association of South Africa are available at