Nationality: South African
Dr Ronnie van der Merwe is a specialist anaesthetist who worked in the medical insurance industry before joining the Company in 1999 as Clinical Manager. He established the Advanced Analytics, Clinical Information, Clinical Services and Health Information Management functions at Mediclinic, and subsequently served as the Group’s Chief Clinical Officer. He was appointed as an executive Director of Mediclinic International Ltd in 2010 up to the acquisition of Al Noor Hospitals Group plc. He was appointed as an executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Mediclinic, with effect from 1 June 2018 and has also served on Spire’s Board of Directors as a non-executive Director from 24 May 2018.
Qualifications: Dr van der Merwe holds an MBChB (Stellenbosch University); a DA (SA) (College of Anaesthetists of South Africa); the FCA (SA) (Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa); and completed the AMP (Harvard Business School).