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People behind the Scheme

Anglo Medical Scheme is governed by a Board of Trustees (BoT), managed by the Head Office and administered by Discovery Health (Pty) Ltd.

The Board of Trustees ensures that the interests of the members are protected and that the Scheme is properly administered. In order to ensure that all active members and pensioners are served equally, members of the Scheme elect 50% of the Board of Trustees every five years and the remaining 50% are appointed by the employer. The Board of Trustees appoints a Principal Officer who acts as the manager of the Scheme.

Board of Trustees

Colleen C Elliott

After many successful years as Anglo American's Head of Human Resources SA, Colleen brings extensive experience in leadership, general management and Human Resources to the board. Prior to this, she held a number of senior management positions in the Human Resources Department within Anglo American, focusing on reward and employee benefits. Through the course of her career, Colleen has been the Principal Officer and/or a Trustee of all retirement funds administered by the Johannesburg Corporate Office, as well as a Trustee of several external retirement funds.

Colleen has been an employer-appointed Trustee of the Anglo Medical Scheme since 2010 and was elected as chairman in 2015.

Dr Frank Fox

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland: FFOM 2017; Royal College of Physicians of London: MFOM 2004; FFOM 2014; College of Medicine of South Africa: ACPHM (Occ Med) 2004; University of Witwatersrand: DOH (1985); University of Rhodesia: MB.ChB. (1978); Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons, Edinburgh: LRCP(Edin) LRCS(Edin) LRCP&S (Glas) (1978).

Frank spent most of his corporate career with Mondi and then Anglo American and retired in 2015 from his position as Head of Occupational Health. He subsequently went into private specialist occupational medicine practice and occupational health consulting. He spent two years in full-time clinical practice overseas and consulted to the World Bank on Occupational Health. Frank served five years as Trustee during his time at Anglo American and was re-elected as member-appointed Trustee in 2019. He chairs the Scheme's Management Committee and the Ex Gratia Committee.

Principal Officer
Fiona Robertson

Fiona, a pharmacist by profession, spent 20 years managing hospital and retail pharmacies before joining Representative Association of Medical Schemes (RAMS) in 1996, later known as the Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa. She held the position of Chief Benefit and Risk Officer until handing over of the Tariffs to the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) in 2003. She spent six years at Medihelp and was broadly responsible for the management of provider relations and tariff negotiations. Fiona remained an independent advisor to the CMS on tariff matters for a period, served two terms on the Cochrane Advisory Board and served on the Profmed Board of Trustees as deputy chairperson for several years.

Fiona joined Anglo Medical Scheme in 2010 as Principal Officer.


Colleen Elliott, member-elected, Gauteng

Mary Farrell, member-elected, Gauteng

Dr Frank Fox, member-elected, Gauteng

Sharon Hosking, member-elected, Western Cape

Nicholas Mason-Gordon, member-elected, Gauteng

Philile Mhlongo, member-elected, Gauteng

Joe Coetzer, employer-appointed, KwaZulu-Natal

James Liston, employer-appointed, Gauteng

Nare Mamabolo, employer-appointed, Gauteng

Raynagan Moodley, employer-appointed, KwaZulu-Natal

Hugh Thompson, employer-appointed, Gauteng

Bridget van der Bijl, employer-appointed, Gauteng


Alternate Trustees

Campbell McKie Thomson, member-elected, Gauteng

Gavin Preston, member-elected, Gauteng

Ntokozo Ragolane, member-elected, KwaZulu-Natal

Kayroon Ameer, employer-appointed, Gauteng

Tsitsi Matemera, employer-appointed, Gauteng

Tracy Van Vugt, employer-appointed, Gauteng


Head Office Team

The Head Office team consists of the Principal Officer, the Scheme Secretary: Yvonne Landsberg, Scheme and Clinical Manager: Elizabeth Gropp-Els and the Communications Manager: Judith Friese.


Head Office Contact Details

7th Floor, 144 Oxford Road, Melrose, Rosebank, 2192, Johannesburg

Tel:  011 638 5471

Fax:   011 638 3187

Email:  email us here

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