Governance

Corporate Governance

The South African National Blood Service is a non-profit organisation, which serves the public through services procured from the public. SANBS must therefore operate within a sound corporate governance framework in order to give all its stakeholders the assurance that the organisation is operated, managed and governed in a manner which is appropriate to a non-profit organisation.

The corporate governance landscape in South Africa has changed significantly during the past decade, as a result of corporate governance scandals in both the public and private domain. The result of these governance catastrophes was the publication of the Third King Report on Corporate Governance (King 3), in addition to the promulgation of the Companies Act of 2008.

When the 2001 King Report was issued, the SANBS Board recognised that various changes were required to the SANBS governance structure in order to comply with the report. These changes were implemented as appropriate. With the implementation of the King 3 Report and 2008 Companies Act, the SANBS Board must realise that corporate governance is a continuously evolving process. Therefore, the Board must be prepared to reassess its corporate governance framework on a regular basis, in order to take cognisance of changes to SANBS’ internal and external environment, as this will be the only way of ensuring that SANBS remains sustainable into the future.

SANBS has now embarked upon a process to ensure that it complies with:

  • The requirements of the Companies Act 2008
  • The requirements of the King 3 report
  • All relevant legislation, and
  • Appropriate codes of good practice

The Board recognises that any processes implemented must be flexible to ensure that SANBS is able to respond swiftly and appropriately to the challenges of the health services sector.

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Board of directors

jaqueline_tompsonDr. Jackie Tompson

Acting CEO

Sub Committees:
• Clinical Governance

Qualifications:
• MBCHB – Stellenbosch University (1996);
• MMed Internal Medicine – Stellenbosch University (2001);
• Certificate in Haematology – College of Medicine SA (2005);

Other Directorships:
• SABMR (South African Bone Marrow Registry);
• SAMA (South African Medical Association Portal);
• SASCeTS (South African Stem Cells Transplant Society);
• EBMT (European Society for Blood and Marrow    Transplant);
• IOD (Institute of Directors).

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Ms. Getty Simelane

Chairman of the Board

Sub-Committees:

• Chairman: HR & Remuneration Committee
• Member: Nomination Committee
• Member: Clinical Governance Committee

Qualifications:

• BA Social Work – University of Zululand – 1981
• HDPM – Wits Business School – 1982
• MPhil University of Bath, UK -1988
• EDP Kelloggs Business School, North Western University, USA – 1993

Other Directorships:
• The HR Touch Pty Ltd
• T-Systems South Africa
• ABC Ventilators Pty Ltd
• Johannesburg Water SOC
• KZN Growth Fund Manager SOC
• St Mungos Diepsloot Social Action NPC
• Tshikululu Social Investments NPC
Professional Memberships:
• Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA) – Fellow
• SABPP Chartered HR Practitioner and Chair of Mentoring

Committee
• SIRDAR Governance Panellist (Independent Director)

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Dr. Patricia Knox

Non-Executive Donor Director

Sub-Committees:

• Chairman : Clinical Governance Committee
• Member: IT Governance Committee
• Member: Nomination Committee

Qualifications:
• MBChB – University of Cape Town (1979);
• DCH – Diploma in Child Health, South African College of
Medicine (1985)

Professional Memberships:
• Consultant for AABB
• Chair of African Society of Blood Transfusion (AfSBT)

Education Committee (2011 -2014)

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Ms. Ansie Ramalho

Non-Executive Donor Director

Sub-Committees:

• Member: Audit and Risk Committee
• Member: Governance, Social and Ethics Committee
• Member: HR & Remuneration Committee

Qualifications:

• Baccalaureus Juris, UNISA (1988)
• Baccalaureus Legum: UNISA (1991)
• Diploma in the Law of Insolvency: AIPSA (1993)
• Certificate in International Insolvency Law: University of Pretoria (2000)
• Certificate Programme in Financing and Accounting: Wits Business School (2004)

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Mr. Rob Theunissen

Non-Executive Donor Director

Sub-Committees:

• Chairman: Governance, Social and Ethics Committee;
• Member: Nomination Committee;
• Member: Clinical Governance Committee;

Qualifications:

• B. Accounting : Wits University (1981);
• CA (SA) : (1982);
• Registered Auditor (1984);
• Diploma in Criminal Justice & Forensic Auditing : RAU (2004)

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Mr. Alex Christians

Non-Executive Donor Director

Sub-Committees:

• Chairman: IT Governance Committee

• Member: Governance, Social and Ethics Committeee
• Member: Audit and Risk Committee


• Member: Audit and Risk Committee

Professional Memberships:

• Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA)
• Former Member of Parliament and former Councillor at Metro, District and Local Government.

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Ms. Doris Dondur

Non-Executive Donor Director

Sub-Committees:
• Chairman: Audit and Risk Committee
• Member: Governance, Social, and Ethics Committee
• Member: IT Governance Committee

Qualifications:

• B. Accounting – University of Stellenbosch (1988)
• Hons B Compt – UNISA (1989)
• CTA – UNISA (1990)
• CA (SA) : (1991)
• Hons (B&A) Stellenbosch University (1996)
• MBA – University of Stellenbosch (1998)
• International Executive Development Programme – WITS and London Business School (2008)
• Executive Development program – University of Nevada – Reno (2009)

Other Directorships:

• Basil Read Holdings
• PPS;
• Gautrain Management Agency
• Gauteng Growth and Development Agency
• SA Civil Aviation Authority

Professional Memberships:

• South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA),

• Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA) – Fellow Member,
• Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)

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Mr. Rodney Brand

Non-Executive Donor Director

Sub-Committees:

• Member: HR & Remuneration Committee
• Member: Audit Committee
• Member: Governance Social & Ethics Committee

Qualifications:

• CTA: University of Natal (1974)
• CA (SA)

Professional Memberships:

• Member of the SAICA

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Prof. William Gumede

Independent Non-Executive Director

Sub-Committees:
• Chairman: Nomination Committee
• Member: HR & Remuneration Committee
• Member: Audit and Risk Committee

Qualifications:

• Joint Degree (Utrecht, Aarhus and Cardiff Universities) – 1999
• Econ & Public Finance (UNISA) – 2000
• MA (University of the Witwatersrand)  – 2001
• Project Finance (GIBS – 2001 & Stellenbosch – 2012)
• Investment Banking (New York University) – 2013

Other Directorships:

• Global Reporting Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada: Board member

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Prof. Vanessa Moodley

Independent Non-Executive Director

Sub-Committees:
• Member: Clinical Governance Committee
• Member: Audit and Risk Committee
• Member: Nomination Committee

Qualifications:
• MBChB: University of Cape Town (1997)
• MMed (Haematological Pathology) – cum laude MEDUNSA (2004)
Professional Memberships:
• Member: Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
• Member: South African Society of Haematology (SASH)
• Head: Discipline of Haematological Pathology
(University of Limpopo – MEDUNSA Campus /
NHLS – DGMAU)
• Member: Haematology Expert Committee
• Member: Clinical Pathology Expert Committee