Dr Mikateko Shisana is a Medical Practitioner with a diversified career and experience in corporate business at an executive level with over 18 years post qualification experience. She joined Anova Institute in April 2018 as a non-executive director.

Mikateko held executive positions at LafargeHolcim and served as an executive member of the board for Lafarge Industries South Africa and a non-executive board member for Lafarge Mining South Africa from the year September 2011 until 31 December 2017.

She has a very strong interest in corporate governance, moral and ethical running of businesses. Her professional work experience includes Occupational Health and Safety, Public Health, Project Management, Research and Ethical Medical Marketing. Currently, she is an entrepreneur in fuel products reselling as well as the supply of medical/surgical devices and equipment.

René Kenosi is a qualified chartered accountant who provides internal audit, risk management, corporate training, and management consulting services. She is a former Chair of the Independent Board for Auditors, and has served on many Boards and Audit committees and the Advisory Council for the Minister of Home Affairs.

Nico Theron (B.Luris) is a legal advisor who started his career as a State Prosecutor. He is the CEO of Alchemy Consolidated Business Holdings (Pty) Ltd and has extensive specialised expertise in business ethics, commercial matters, fraud and other crimes, human resource related matters and drafting of papers in litigation and agreements.

Having worked at Far East Rand Hospital, Voortrekker Hospital and the NHLS Cytology unit as a Medical Officer, Dr Moyahabo Mabitsi has worked in Public Health Programmes in different positions within Anova for the past eight years. She has a sound knowledge of the public health system in South Africa, particularly the primary health care system. She has been involved in implementation of TB/HIV/PMTCT policies/guidelines at Primary Health Care level; this included the rollout of the NIMART programme in Johannesburg District in 2010. In her roles as TB Technical Advisor and manager of Anova’s Johannesburg District PEPFAR programme, she has provided capacity building for DoH clinicians, and facilitated the provision of TA to sub-district and District level DoH management on implementations and review of TB/HIV and related programmes. In her current role, Dr Mabitsi provides oversight on implementation of the APACE program activities across Anova supported districts; Mopani, Capricorn, Sedibeng and Johannesburg districts. In this role, she provides leadership to, and is supported by Anova District Program Managers in the four Districts.

Susan Kekana (Degree in Nursing) is Anova’s Executive Government Liaison. She held Senior Management positions at both the Gauteng Department of Health and the City of Johannesburg. She is one of Anova’s most senior and respected managers and has mentored many of our younger managers. Susan brings to the Board a wealth of experience in the public health sector.

Helen Struthers (MSc, MBA, PhD) is the COO of Anova and an Honorary Research Associate in the Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine, Department of Medicine at UCT. Previously she worked in the mining sector, but has worked and conducted research in the health sector since 2001 focusing on mitigating the impact of the HIV epidemic.

Prof James McIntyre (MBChB, FRCOG) is the CEO of Anova, Honorary Professor in the School of Public Health & Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town, Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and Vice-Chair of the US NIH-funded International Maternal Paediatric and Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) Network. James previously worked for 25 years at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa.

Joel Dikgole (MBA, BCompt, MAP) is the Managing Director at JTD Consulting PTY. Previously, Joel was at the helm of the Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA) as Chief Executive Officer and led SETA through challenges and remarkable successes during his 13-year tenure. Joel has great experience, intimate knowledge and a passion for skills development in the education and training sector. He is also a Council Member of the University of Johannesburg and currently serves on the Finance Board of the Diocese of Johannesburg (Anglican) as the Deputy Bursar – a position he has occupied for more than 15 years.

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