HospiceWits bids hearty welcome to 2022 Board of Governors

HospiceWits is excited to introduce its Board members, both longer serving and new, to all stakeholders. As Non-Executive Directors, each member offers their time, skills and expertise as a volunteer, guiding the management team and ensuring adherence to corporate governance in all operational aspects of the non-profit organisation. Each of our Board members has extensive experience and accomplishments in their respective fields, which we proudly share with you.  

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The Chairman of the HospiceWits Board, Dr Brad Beira, is an experienced health systems architect with two decades of healthcare experience. He has been in private practice, has worked on hospital/health system efficiency models, has been the risk manager in a specialist orthopaedic hospital, and has designed primary health and medical indemnity products in multiple markets.

Brad has lived and worked in the European Union, the Middle East and South Africa, providing health-based advisory and consulting services in and across Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America since 1997. Brad joined the HospiceWits Board in 2019.

Mr Michael Judin is the Senior Partner of the Johannesburg-based law firm Goldman Judin Inc. He is a legal advisor to and director of the American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa. Michael is also the non-executive director of Lyons Financial Solution Holdings Limited, Privest Group Limited, and Nu-World Holdings Limited, and the Director of several unlisted companies and Trustee of several Trusts. Michael is the longest-serving Board member, as he has been on the HospiceWits Board since 1998. He is extremely passionate about the services that the palliative team provides, and is forever grateful for the care and support provided to his mother in the in-patient unit of HospiceWits.

Dr Tshepo Motsepe is HospiceWits’ Patron. Dr Motsepe is a medical doctor with training in public health. She has worked in both private practice, and in hospitals in South Africa and Zimbabwe. She served on the Gauteng Health Department’s accreditation committee, the Vaal Reefs Disaster Trust and the Kids Haven Foundation, and is a previous member of the National Medical and Dental Association. Dr Motsepe is a Trustee of the ASHA (African Self Help Association) Trust, a Non-Executive Director for the Wits Health Consortium, and a patron of the Students Sponsorship Program. Dr Motsepe’s contributions as an active Board member for HospiceWits have been invaluable, and she continues to advocate for palliation for those diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.

Ms Esme Pudule has been a HospiceWits Board Member since 2018. Esme is self-employed, as well as being a trained palliative care professional nurse, trained COHSASA/HPCA surveyor, and a trained facilitator and assessor. Esme became involved in palliation when she was employed as a homecare RN, and was trained at HospiceWits. Esme has a wealth of knowledge of palliative care, and understands all aspects of the inter-disciplinary team approach to ensuring a patient and their family are cared for holistically. She has been of tremendous assistance in ensuring that HospiceWits achieves full compliance with all the COHSASA standards, and obtains recognition as a 5-star Hospice through HPCA.

Mr Hiten Keshave is a qualified chartered accountant with a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He is a tenacious professional, armed with a broad-based background and skill set in leadership, finance and commercials, making him a perfect fit for dual and cross-functional roles. Hiten specialises in the areas of strategic and commercial finance, sustainable business growth implementations, leadership and people management, and stakeholder development, to name a few. Hiten joined the HospiceWits Board in 2020.

We have had the privilege to welcome four new Board Members in the third quarter of this year.

Mrs Shericha Singh is a qualified chartered accountant, with extensive experience in the financial field. Shericha has been working at Absa Group Limited since 2015 within the finance department. She also has a background in consultation. Shericha specialises in regulatory reporting, financial reporting, auditing and stress testing.

Mr Sanjay Soni is a qualified chartered accountant, business strategist, transformation leader, entrepreneur, and start-up and early stage investor. Sanjay is very entrepreneurial, as he has started many businesses, and has been the CEO of several companies. His mentorship is evident, as he has 25 years in providing bespoke enterprise business solutions to organisations in a multitude of sectors, including financial services, mining, ICT, media, marketing and advertising, telecommunications, travel and tourism, FMCG, transport and logistics, and construction and infrastructure sectors.

Mr Eddie Matikiti has over 10 years’ experience in the information technology, finance, retail, administration and marketing sectors. Eddie works well with people, and enjoys facilitating team building. Eddie runs two businesses simultaneously, highlighting his leadership skills. Eddie also specialises in project management, business consultations, business analysis, and facilitating.

Mr Vinod Kalicharran has 32 years’ experience in the banking sector in credit and risk management, commercial, SMMEs, personal markets, ICT, internal audit, home loans and debt collection. Vinod has been serving on various company committees and boards over the years. He was very involved with the Cancer Association in Lenasia, and has insights into the non-profit environment.

The management and staff of HospiceWits welcome our new members to the HospiceWits Board of Governors, and look forward to a long, mutually beneficial relationship, as we work together with the team to achieve the continued and future sustainability of HospiceWits.