Beginning of a new era at NHLS

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Date: 02 June 2015

“The minister called the appointment of Prof Barry Schoub as “the beginning of a new era” in the NHLS.”

The National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) welcomed the Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi on 1 June, at the Sandringham campus; this was a great honour as it is not every day that the minister visits the organisation. The minister welcomed the newly elected Members of the board of directors to their first two day board meeting and appointed Prof Barry Schoub as the new Chairperson. The announcement will assist the organisation in fulfilling its mandate and further propel it in becoming a leading diagnostic pathology provider globally.

As an organisation, the NHLS is making great strides in improving its challenges, thanks to the minister’s intervention. An example of this improvement is in the area of staffing, as the total staff component has started to increase.

The minister emphasised that the NHLS as a health care service provider, needs leadership, which has advanced pathology experience and qualifications. Furthermore he said that the board composition may change, but the NHLS’ mandate and core values will retain enduring relevance.

Minister of Health, NHLS board of directors and Interim CEO

New board members are:

1. Prof Barry Schoub – Chairperson
2. Dr Patrick Moonasar
3. Dr Jim McCulloch
4. Mr Thamsanqa Stander
5. Mr Stanley Harvey
6. Ms Ntombi Mapukata
7. Mr Michael Shingange
8. Mr Ben Durham 

Current serving members are:
1. Ms Joyce Mogale – Interim CEO
2. Prof Eric Buch
3. Dr Tim Tucker
4. Dr Thokozani Mhlongo
5. Mr Andre Venter
6. Mr Lunga Ntshinga
7. Mr Michael Manning

“We welcome the board of directors to the NHLS family and look forward to working with them as we move forward with our turnaround. It is a huge benefit to be able to get advice from a board made up of such experienced business leaders,” said Ms Joyce Mogale, the Interim CEO of the NHLS.
In addition, the board will work closely with the Minister of Health, Executive Management and employees in aligning the organisation’s strategic objectives with government strategies, and policies of the Department of Health.

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