Profmed medical aid scheme is managed by a Board of Trustees, of which five are elected by members and five are appointed by the Board. Trustees must be members of the Scheme. The Board must annually, at the first meeting after the annual general meeting, elect a chairman and vice-chairman from amongst its ranks.
The Board is responsible for the proper and sound management of the Scheme, and in terms of the rules the Board must act with due care, diligence, skill, and in good faith. Profmed medical aid scheme members are fortunate to be served by a Board of Trustees made up of professionals in their various fields.
|A MBChB graduate from the University of the Witwatersrand, Dr Bhikhoo also holds a diploma in Tropical Medicine and Health from the same university (1985 – D T M & H). Dr Bhikhoo is an Honorary Lecturer at the Department of Family Medicines at Wits. He served for some years on the Profmed medical aid scheme Disputes Committee before his appointment as a trustee. Dr Bhikhoo has served on the Board since 2002.|
|Mr Theunissen obtained a B.Acc. from the University of the Witwatersrand and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1982. He served as Senior Executive of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) for 11 years and continues to serve on various audit committees and boards. He is currently operating a forensic auditing and accounting practice.|
|Dr Behrman practised as a general practitioner for 20 years and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of CPC/Qualicare, and medico-legal consultant to the Medical Protection Society of London. He was medical advisor to two Cape-based medical schemes and also a trustee of one. He was previously a Branch Councillor and Federal Councillor of SAMA Cape Western Branch. Dr Behrman has managed a number of health provider and related services organisations, and lectures in medico-legal and medical ethics throughout South Africa.|
|While qualifying as an actuary, Mr Du Toit worked for ten years in a number of large financial services companies gaining actuarial consulting experience. Mr Du Toit is a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa and is sole member of an actuarial consultancy, providing services to a variety of pension funds and employee benefit companies. He is a member of the trustee boards of two well-known pension and preservation funds, including the new PPS funds. He has served as a trustee of other pension funds and as a member of a number of tribunals.|
|Ms Geringer (née Van Garderen) obtained a B.Com Insurance Science degree from the University of Pretoria. She qualified as an actuary through the Actuarial Society in 2010. Mia has experience in large corporate employee benefit organisations, life insurance companies and actuarial consultancy firms.|
|Dr Newell grew up in Cape Town. He qualified in dentistry at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1987 and practised as a dentist in Sandton until his retirement in 2010 due to permanent incapacity. Dr Newell was appointed by the Board and will complement the Board with his experience in dentistry.|
|As a general practitioner practising in Soweto, Dr Nkosi is also Chairman of the Board at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, a non-executive director in the JSE listed company Phumelela Leisure Limited, Chief Executive Officer of the SAMDP Provider Network and a director of various BEE companies and NGOs.|
|Dr Shuttleworth practised as a general surgeon for 28 years, both in private practice and in the public health sector. He was a lecturer and surgeon at the medical schools of both the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosh University. He is a member of various medical associations, and has served at branch and national level with SAMA.|
|Adv Smalberger practised as an advocate at the Pretoria bar for 35 years and was appointed as senior counsel in 1989. He has extensive and wide-ranging legal experience, including in the field of medical law. In the course of his practice he has had substantial exposure to the application of the Health Professions Act and the Medical Schemes Act. He retired from active practice in November 2010. In early 2011 he was appointed by the South Gauteng High Court to investigate and report on alleged irregularities in the governance and management of a large medical scheme.|
|Mr Anderson practised in his private healthcare consulting business for seven years before joining Profmed as Principal Officer in August 2003, prior to which he was a trustee of Profmed. His years as a pharmacist and later as a senior employee and director of Clinic Holdings Group of hospitals have contributed greatly to Profmed medical aid scheme.|