Do you know your new Trustees?
At the end of last year, we informed you about our newly elected Board of Trustees on our website and in MediBrief. Some Trustees have already served in the preceding term and were introduced in previous MediBrief editions. In this issue we would like to tell you more about the Trustees that weren’t featured in MediBrief yet.
Dr Frank Fox, member elected Trustee, Gauteng
Frank is a medical doctor with an extensive academic background. He worked for Mondi and Anglo American for over 30 years. Frank retired as the Head of Occupational Health in 2015, went into private practice and consulting, worked in full-time clinical practice in Ireland and consulted to the WorldBank on Occupational Health. He is well known to the Scheme, as he already served as a Trustee for many years before he retired from Anglo American. We are delighted to have him back on the board; he will again contribute as a member of the Management Committee and the chair of the Ex Gratia Committee.
Philile Mhlongo, member-elected Trustee, Gauteng
Philile completed her legal education in South Africa and the UK. She started her career as a candidate attorney at Werksmans Attorneys, where she was retained as an associate. Philile was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2014, and continued to practise as an attorney prior to joining Anglo American Group Legal as a legal specialist in dispute resolution. Philile is a new and dynamic Trustee and is already providing valuable input as a member of the Ex Gratia Committee. She sees herself as the members’ advocate as she understands what members expect and need from their medical aid. Her education and experience are a perfect fit to help her to deal with complex matters in our industry.
Nicholas Mason-Gordon, member-elected Trustee, Gauteng
Nicholas is Anglo American’s Head of Treasury and filled this role for the biggest part of his career at the organisation. Before joining Anglo American he worked directly with the Minister of Finance and Trade and Industry. The Scheme benefits from Nicholas’ extensive knowledge of the financial markets and investment world; he chairs the Scheme’s Investment Committee on which he already served as alternate Trustee for the last 5 years. With his knowledge and interest in the changing medical horizon in South Africa, Nicholas will continue to ensure that the Scheme stays on the right course in these challenging times.
Hugh Thompson, employer-appointed Trustee, Gauteng
Hugh, a Chartered Accountant and graduate of the Harvard Business School, has been the Managing Director of Mpact’s Paper Manufacturing division since October 2009. He fulfilled the role of CFO of Mpact until March 2007 and then the role of Managing Director of the Plastics division until September 2009. He has more than 10 years’ experience in the packaging sector. He was previously Senior Vice President (Corporate Finance) for Anglo American South Africa Limited. Hugh has been a member of the Investment Committee since 2010 and will continue to serve on this Committee bringing a wealth of financial and investment experience to the Scheme.
James Liston, employer-appointed Trustee, Gauteng
James has a background in commerce, accounting sciences and taxation and is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. He joined Mondi in 1994, worked in various financial positions in the Mondi Group in South Africa, including Mondi Packaging South Africa, and is currently the Divisional Financial Manager of Mpact Corrugated, a division of Mpact Operations. He is a member-elected Trustee of the Mondi Mpact Group Retirement Fund and is the Chairperson of this Fund. James was an actively participating member-elected alternate Trustee from 2013, prior to his employer-appointment as a Trustee of the Anglo Medical Scheme. He not only contributes with his financial expertise on the board, but also as a member on both the Management Committee and the Investment Committee.
Nare Mamabolo, employer-appointed Trustee, Gauteng
Nare is a chartered accountant and the Head of Risk & Assurance for Kumba Iron Ore & Coal, within Anglo Business Assurance Services(ABAS). He has been with the Anglo Group since March 2008 in various internal audit roles within ABAS with exposure to Platinum, Coal SA, Corporate and most recently Kumba Iron Ore Limited. He is also an alternate member Trustee on the Anglo American Corporation Retirement Fund. Nare also participates in the Scheme’s Investment Committee and Ex-Gratia Committee. With more than 15 years’ experience, spanning over various commodities and industries in both internal and external audit environments, his expertise will contribute significantly to the Schemes’ overall control environment and sound governance.
Raynagan Moodley, employer-appointed Trustee, KwaZulu Natal
Ray has recently joined the Anglo Medical Scheme as a new Trustee. He is a qualified chartered accountant, having completed his articles at Ernest & Young. Ray joined Mondi in 2009 and is currently the Head of Internal Audit for Mondi South Africa. He also served as a Trustee for the Mondi Mpact Group Fund between 2012 and 2016. We look forward to having Ray on the board and Audit Committee and benefitting from his skills and experience.