Nationality: South African
Dr Ronnie van der Merwe is a specialist anaesthetist who worked in the medical insurance industry before joining the Group in 1999 as Clinical Manager. He established the Clinical Information, Advanced Analytics, Health Information Management and Clinical Services functions at Mediclinic, and subsequently served as the Mediclinic Group’s Chief Clinical Officer. He was appointed as an executive director of Mediclinic International Limited in 2010 up to the combination of the businesses of the Company (then Al Noor Hospitals Group plc) and Mediclinic International Limited. He was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer from 1 June 2018. He serves as a non-executive director of Spire Healthcare Group plc from 24 May 2018.
Qualifications: Dr Van der Merwe holds a medical degree from the University of Stellenbosch (MB, Ch.B); a Diploma in Anaesthetics from the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa (DA (SA)); the Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa (FCA (SA)); and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.