20+years of investment, strategy, operations and investment experience in Southern Africa & Europe.
Prior to being the Founder and former CEO of Netcare (today one of the largest healthcare enterprises outside of the United States) Dr Jack Shevel practiced as a medical doctor for nine years before becoming involved in hospital management in 1989.
Jack is known in the industry as the “hospital doctor” having restored several hospitals in distress back to profitability. He is known for his clear vision and astute appreciation of healthcare economics, being internationally recognized for his leadership and innovative entrepreneurial expertise.
Through Netcare, Jack led the South African Hospital Industry shift of consolidation and rationalization prompting competitors to follow with a resurgence of the healthcare industry. Key to his business philosophy is a steadfast loyalty to his medical colleagues through always considering their professional and commercial interests in all his endeavors. In addition, he participated on several Government Task Teams on public sector healthcare and is currently on a World Bank and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Committee investigating health care in Africa. Notably, Jack is recognized for a unique integrated healthcare delivery model which, through the performance of Netcare, bears testament to his ability and vision.
10+ years of healthcare strategy, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate development & investor relations.
Darren joined Netcare in February 1997 after being a senior manager at the auditing & accounting firm of PKF Worldwide. In that capacity Darren had extensive auditing, accounting, corporate & finance experience with private and public entities in, among others, the healthcare, telecommunications, retail, information technology, and food and electronics sectors. He joined Netcare after being intimately involved in the listing thereof in December 1996 and was an integral participant in all the major investments and strategic acquisitions concluded by the group including being responsible for strategic planning, financial structuring and mergers and acquisitions.
Over the approximately 10 year period he was the Netcare executive primarily responsible for the overall management of M&A transactions amounting to approximately R40 billion (including the acquisition of a controlling interest in the UK-based General Healthcare Group in 2006 for £2.6 billion).
In addition to these functions, he also managed the Group investor relations function and participated on various boards and committees, including inter alia, the Netcare Board, Finance & Investment Committee, Risk Committee, Transformation Committee, Audit Committee, Netcare Management & Netcare UK.
Qualified pharmacist with 20+years healthcare experience at senior management & executive director levels. Mrs Davis was a key board member, committee representative and executive as part of the success of the Netcare Group in South Africa and the United Kingdom responsible for >1 500 people with her focus areas being Pharmacy, Procurement, Clinical Governance, Case Management, Renal Dialysis, Catering and Marketing, providing services to >1m inpatients, >3m outpatients and dispensing >10m items annually.
Mrs Davis’ key areas of experience and success include: o Retail Pharmacy: Medical Facilities/National Chain Stores o Buy Power: Global Procurement and Purchasing o Physician Partnerships o Pharma: Branded Products/Private Label Products/Compounding o Catering / Dietetics o Commercialization of ancillary revenue streams: Coffee Shops/Travel Clinics/Maternity o HR and Corporate & Social Responsibility Initiatives: Training/Mentoring/Coaching/Social Responsibility Initiatives.
Mrs Davis has established connections within the broader corporate community and is respected for her innovation, operational capability and for being an effective strategist. Numerous acknowledgements and nominations as one of South Africa’s Most Influential Women and Business Woman of the Year.