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CHAPS board members

Leadership Team

Dr Dorothy Sekhukhune


Dorothy is registered as an advanced psychiatric nursing specialist and has multiple qualifications in business, leadership, healthcare and education. She has extensive experience as an executive director, specifically in strategy and leadership development (e.g. Lifecare Special Health Services). She has served on the boards of numerous corporations and health-related NGOs, such as the Mental Health Review Board and Joburg Property Company. She is the owner of Noko -Tswako Business Solutions, as well as Managing Director of Mosego Home for Psycho-Geriatrics .

Ken Wienand

Board member

Ken is the director of Bodacious Consulting. As a chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa and the Turnaround Management Association, his expertise lies in business turn around and business recovery services, auditing, internal auditing, managing forensic assignments, liquidations and judicial managements. He has also held numerous leadership roles such as senior manager, director and partner at Ernst & Young Mafikeng and group internal auditor at the SA Institute for Medical Research.

Alec Joannou

Head of the Remuneration Committee; Board member

Alec is a board member of the African SAP User Group (AFSUG), and a key contributor to the Maharishi Institute. His career highlights include being PWC’s Partner and Head of the SAP Practice in Africa, Middle East and Turkey; the youngest appointed consulting partner; trusted advisor to Unilever, Anglo American, Roche and Sappi as an account executive; Global Head of Applications for Anglo American, responsible for the introduction of the first global applications in HR, Supply Chain and Finance; Global CIO at Sasol; CEO Award for Innovation and from the worst performing function to the best performing global function.

Dr Mohammed Haffejee

Board member

As the self-professed champion of men’s health, Dr Haffejee currently sits on a number of advisory boards, chairs the education portfolio of the Prostrate Cancer Foundation. He is the Head of the Witwatersrand Urology Department and the newest member of the CHAPS board.

Dr Dirk Taljaard

Board member

Dirk is the co-founder and CEO of CHAPS. He has an extensive background in social sciences and behavioural research. His involvement in biomedical research began in the mid-90s due to the dire need for HIV/AIDS research in SA. Dirk has served as the local principal investigator and project manager for both phases of the pioneer Orange Farm MMC study. He is adept at programme design, strategy development, proposal and grant writing, donor management, piloting and scaling up of interventions and project and financial management of large HIV service delivery programmes in SA.

Elise Beukes


Elise is a consultant at iThemba Governance and Statutory Solutions. She is experienced in commercial law, in both litigation and commercial practice as an admitted attorney, and as corporate legal counsel. She has dealt extensively with broad-based black economic empowerment structures, complex company restructuring for both multi-nationals and large local entities, as well as having extensive knowledge on the new Companies Act, JSE Listings Requirements and particular interests in company secretarial and corporate governance matters.


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