Executive Management

David Hadley

Chief Executive Officer

Nationality: British

David Hadley joined the Mediclinic Group in 1993, and worked in a variety of administrative roles in human resources, finance, operations and hospital management before being seconded to Dubai in 2007 to oversee the opening of Mediclinic City Hospital. He was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Mediclinic Middle East in 2009 and has also served as a member of Mediclinic’s Executive Committee since 2011.

Qualifications: He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of South Africa and a

Master in Business Administration (with distinction) from the University of Liverpool.

Dr Tarek Fathey

Chief Operating Officer

MBBCh, MBA

Dr. Tarek Fathey holds a Bachelor of Medicine degree from the University of Alexandria, Egypt, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wollongong, Australia.

He is an experienced healthcare professional whose roles have included both clinical, administrative and managerial positions.  He originally trained as a paediatric general practitioner and worked in teaching hospitals and private practice in Egypt before joining Mediclinic in Dubai in 1998.  Prior to his appointment as Chief Operating Officer, he was Hospital Director of Mediclinic City Hospital.

During his career he has received a number of commendations and awards, and has undergone training including ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System (QMS) Assessor, Joint Commission International Accreditation and Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.

His areas of expertise include healthcare operations, quality programmes, healthcare strategy and clinical planning and health insurance systems.

Dr Pietie Loubser

Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Pietie Loubser qualified as a Medical Doctor at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, in 1986 and subsequently as a consultant anaesthetist in 1996 [M. Med (Anes)]. Dr. Loubser also obtained a Fellowship from the College of Anaesthesiologists (FCA) in South Africa in 1996 and successfully completed his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) at Stellenbosch University Business School in 2007.

Dr. Loubser practised as an anaesthetist in Windhoek, Namibia, for 12 years before moving to Dubai when he was initally appointed as Chief Clinical Officer for Emirates Healthcare Limited, a joint venture between Mediclinic International, General Electric and the Varkey Group. Mediclinic acquired the interests of all the minority shareholders in 2012 and rebranded the company to Mediclinic Middle East. 

Hein Van Eck

Chief Strategy Officer

Hein is a healthcare actuary from Cape Town, South Africa.  He studied Actuarial Science at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in the United Kingdom. 

He commenced his career in 1995 as an actuarial consultant with Sanlam, a large South African insurer, in the field of employee benefits.  Between 2000 and 2005 he was the lead actuarial advisor to four medical insurance clients for Medscheme, at the time the largest third party administrator in South Africa. 

In 2005 he joined Mediclinic Southern Africa as Business Development Manager and in 2009 was tasked with creating a Health Policy Unit to focus on healthcare reform including National Health Insurance, pricing reform and quality regulations.  He was a member of the Hospital Association of South Africa’s Reference Price List and NHI sub-committees.

In March 2014 he moved to Dubai and joined Mediclinic Middle East to head up the Funder Relations function, which is responsible for tariff negotiations with health insurance companies, revenue cycle management and health policy.

Following the merger of Mediclinic Middle East and Al Noor Hospitals Group in February 2016, Hein was appointed as Chief Strategy Officer for the combined group.  This position still entails oversight of Funder Relations, Revenue Cycle Management and Health Policy, with the addition of Business Performance Improvement, which provides support in developing, driving and tracking strategic goals.

Donna Lunn

Chief Information Officer

Donna Lunn is a highly accomplished executive with a dedicated 30-year career in healthcare information technology and a further 10 years working in the clinical laboratory. 

Donna is currently the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Mediclinic Middle East and was the CIO for Al Noor Hospitals Group before the combination with Mediclinic. 

Previously, Donna was employed by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) as Group Clinical Applications Director, where she was responsible for implementation and support of all clinical applications in the public hospitals and clinics in Abu Dhabi.

Before coming to the UAE in 2009, Donna worked for nine years in a variety of roles for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) - her last position being CIO for UPMC’s International & Commercial Services Division in London, UK.  

Donna holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Services from Point Park University, Pittsburgh, USA.

Johan Malan

Chief Human Resources Officer

Johan Malan has a B.Com Industrial Psychology degree from the University of Johannesburg, as well as an Industrial Relations Management Diploma and a Senior Management Development Diploma from the University of Stellenbosch Business School. He joined Mediclinic in March 1987 as HR Officer and has subsequently fulfilled many different roles within the HR function in Mediclinic both at business unit and corporate office level.  He joined Mediclinic Middle East as Human Resources Officer in September 2016.