Chief Executive Officer of Netcare Limited Richard is Group Chief Executive Officer of Netcare Limited, responsible for Netcare’s Southern African and United Kingdom operations. Richard is both a veterinary surgeon and medical doctor holding a BVSc, MBBCh (Cum Laude), Dip Fin Man (with distinction) and MBA. He joined Netcare in early 1997, as Chief Operating Officer, just after its listing on the JSE, to spearhead the growth and re-engineering of the group. Richard launched Netcare’s emergency services, Netcare 911, and several other divisions of Netcare. In late 2001 Richard was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Netcare UK and initiated the public private partnerships with the NHS and UK Department of Health. In September 2005, Richard returned to South Africa as Group Chief Executive Officer. Richard is passionate about patient care and outcome and developing efficient and sustainable models of healthcare delivery, particularly in the public-private domain. Richard and Trudy have 4 children – Jessica (Grade 11), Daniel (Grade 10) and Ariella (Grade 5) at Yeshiva College.