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  • Trustee, Discovery Health Medical Scheme Board (2022 - )

  • Member of the Board of Directors of CORC (Community Organisation Resources Centre, an NGO that supports community-based organizations by facilitating internal processes and external engagements with formal actors like the government departments and funders, concerned particularly with informal housing, micro-credit organisations, homelessness) (2012- )


  • Director, Mauerbuerger Foundation, (2008-2018)

  • Universities South Africa (USAf – organisation representing all SA public universities): member of Board 2008-2018; Vice-chairperson 2012- 2015; Chair Universities Funding Strategy Group (July 2017 – June 2018); Member of USAf Executive (2012-2015; 2017 - 2018);

  • Worldwide Universities Network (comprising 20 research universities from around the world covering all continents, that promotes collaborative research between network members): Chairperson of the Board 2014 –2016; Vice Chairperson 2013-2014 and 2016-2017

  • Member of the Council (governing body) of the University of Ghana, Legon (2011 - 2018)

  • Co-founder and first chair of African Research Universities Alliance – created to strengthen links between research universities in Africa (formally launched in Senegal in March 2015 - 2018)

  • Member of the Global Council of Hanban, the Headquarters of the Confucius Institutes (2014-2018): I was one of the ten University presidents from around the world who constitute the external members of the Global Council that meets in China twice a year.

  • Director, Wits Health Consortium (2000-2006)

  • Director, Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre (2002-2007)

  • Director, Thusano School of Public Health (2000-2004)

  • Director, Health e-News (NGO promoting mass media coverage of health related news) (2000-2008)

  • Director, Aurum Institute for Health Research (Not-for-profit AIDS/TB research organisation) (2006-2008)

  • Director, then Advisory Board Member, CARE (Community Aids Response NGO) (early 1990s)

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