Globally, the healthcare sector is facing enormous, complex challenges around both development and maintenance. In Africa, the sector is undergoing major policy, system and infrastructural changes.
||“Healthcare is about people. It is an intimate relationship between people who are in need of care and those that are entrusted to provide it. It is the highest expression of humanity”. Learn more about Sven’s experience and expertise. |
||“Access to quality healthcare is one of the most basic rights of all individuals. However, the disparity in access to, and the quality, of healthcare services poses a number of issues for both developing and developed economies. I joined the healthcare team to understand how we could better assist our clients in addressing some of these complex and multi-dimensional issues. Furthermore, as part of the global healthcare team, I am able to leverage off the skills and experience of KPMG’s global network of healthcare experts in order to develop effective and innovative solutions to these problems.” Learn more about Prashant’s experience and expertise. |
Prashant is currently a Senior Advisor within KPMG’s Quantitative and Economic Analysis division. He has over three years of experience with KPMG in commercial due diligence, economic modelling, cost benefit analyses and economic impact analyses.
Prashant focuses on projects primarily within the transport and healthcare sectors. He has, however, been involved in projects in the financial services, fast moving consumer goods and petroleum industries as well, to name a few.
Prashant’s experience includes Health IT due diligence, South Africa healthcare sector research and Botswana medical aid industry research.
• Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida, United States, MS. Aeronautical Science (Major: Airline and Airport Management), Current
• University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, BSc. Engineering (Major: Aeronautical) (Honours), 2008
• University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, BSc. Engineering (Major: Aeronautical), 2005-2007
Tel: +27 82 712 3931
||“I love being able to contribute towards the ideal of making good health a reality for all people.” Learn more about Judith’s experience and expertise. |
Judith Matthis is a Senior Analyst in KPMG’s Africa Healthcare Practice. She has built extensive experience in project management, programme evaluation and assessment, feasibility studies, business performance improvement and process analysis, organisational structure review and research at KPMG. She has worked on several Africa healthcare projects in the course of her career, including:
• Participating in a change management project for the Gauteng Department of Health
• Monitoring and evaluation of in-country grant recipients for Global Fund
• Developing an evaluation framework for the Investment Fund for Healthcare in Africa
• Developing a strategic response to the NHI green paper for the ICPA
• Participating in a lean billing project for Life Healthcare • Conducting a review of the organisational structure for the Council for Medical Schemes, and designing and implementing its communication plan
Judith has worked with a number of Environmental Health Service Departments at municipalities (Cacadu, Sedibeng and Ehlanzeni) conducting Section 78 assessments and strategic planning for Municipal Health Services.
Judith has also worked with the Swaziland Ministry of Health on the evaluation of the Medical Referral Schemes. In South Africa, she has worked with the National Department of Correctional Services on a Pharmaceutical Feasibility Study, the National Department of Health on OSD salary research, the National Department of Education on the National Schools Nutrition Programme Evaluation and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital on its business planning and project management office.
• BA Degree (Stellenbosch University) (1999)
• BA Degree (Hons) Economics (Stellenbosch University) (2000)
Senior Analyst, Healthcare, South Africa and Africa
Tel: +27 82 718 0071
||“My passion is centred around making a real difference to the communities I come from. I could contribute to improving the lives of those receiving healthcare services through KPMG. My passion is to contribute to the public health in business process improvement and respond to policy. My background includes operations and financial management.” Learn more about Grace’s experience and expertise.|
Grace Sexwale is an Associate Director in Management Consulting at KPMG in South Africa. She is passionate about improving healthcare services in South Africa, and across the African continent as a whole. As an expert with extensive public sector experience, Grace is a vital part of KPMG Africa’s healthcare team.
Grace has over 18 years of business experience in the public and private sectors. She is an experienced team leader with the ability to initiate/manage cross-functional teams and projects, and to deliver cost reduction and efficiencies.
Grace’s extensive Public Sector experience means that she understands the administrative, operational and governance challenges unique to this sector. She has many areas of experience in finance and accounting including a deep understanding of finance transformation, manufacturing and inventory control. She understands that standardized financial processes improve effectiveness and strengthen internal controls.
As part of her career, she has had many opportunities to analyse business processes, develop recommendations and implement proven solutions to drive measurable efficiencies. She has built her career in finance transformation, financial management and ERP (JD Edward) system and other systems (MFG Pro) implementation.
Grace’s extensive experience with both systems and processes provides clients with experience necessary to assist them in making immediate improvements and provides structure for continuous process improvements that best meet their organisation’s long-term needs.
Grace’s main focus is the improvement of performance of KPMG clients, taking into consideration:
• Efficiency and effectiveness of the organisation. i.e. process and technology
• Supply chain management
• Strategic formulation and alignment
• Project management
• Financial management ( including Budgeting, Cash Management, Cost Management and Payroll)
• MBA (University of Stellenbosch)
• Honors in Business Management (University of Stellenbosch)
• B. Comm. (University of KwaZulu Natal)
Associate Director, Management Consulting
Tel: +27 82 718 2886
||“I have worked with clients at both the delivery and strategic planning level where decisions shape local health systems. I have seen the impact of a disconnect between the ‘coal face’ and the Chief Exec and I am passionate about helping the leaders of health systems to develop strategy that will have a practical, tangible impact on the lives of patients; and about helping front-line staff to turn these strategies into better outcomes.” Learn more about Robert’s experience and expertise. |
Since joining KPMG in South Africa from our Healthcare Advisory Team in the UK, Rob has been working closely on the National Health Insurance (NHI) agenda, helping a number of clients – including the Hospital Association of South Africa (HASA) – develop their strategic responses to the Government’s policy proposals on NHI.
Prior to joining KPMG, Robert worked for the UK Department of Health, where he led the policy development of the financial failure regime for acute hospital providers.
Health system performance
Rob is currently working with the Gauteng Provincial Department of Health on a major project designed to identify and address the root causes of the long-standing and high-profile challenges the Department is facing in supply chain; finance, human resource management and strategic leadership
Rob managed a multi-disciplinary KPMG team supporting the Strategic Health Authority and the commissioners in the NW London Sector in redesigning the acute provider landscape in the sector to meet the future health needs of the population.
Robert recently worked with a £460m hospital provider in the UK to develop a five-year clinical strategy, responding to changes in the funding and policy environment both locally and nationally. Rob advised the board on the organisation’s future strategic direction, whilst working closely with general managers and clinicians to deliver the skills transfer that would ensure effective and sustainable implementation.
Acute provider turnaround
Robert was part of the multi-functional KPMG team supporting an NHS Foundation Hospital Trust develop a turnaround plan to address recurring deficits in excess of £10m p.a. The turnaround plan tackled systemic issues and inefficiencies in the organisation’s back office and the configuration of its services.
Robert developed and refined a new configuration for urgent care which would support an acute hospital provider in achieving financial balance when faced with an under-sized catchment population and political demands for a full range of services.
Health market analysis
Robert has worked on a number of market analysis projects in the health sectors in the UK and South Africa, including a number of new market opportunity assessments in both private and public sectors.
• BA Honours
• MA Honours
Senior Manager, Healthcare, South Africa and Africa
Tel: +27 82 717 6030
||“Even at a young age, I recognised the gaps and inequalities in our healthcare system and wanted to be involved in making it better. Images of sick children dying from preventable diseases, and images of women and men, young and old without access to medical care, were constant reminders of the inequalities. I am not a doctor, but my desire for functional healthcare systems in Africa and my desire for quality, affordable healthcare for all of Africa’s citizens are still alive.”Learn more about Rita’s experience and expertise. |
Rita Owino is a manager in the healthcare practice for KPMG in East Africa. She is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt professional with over 13 years’ experience in healthcare, primarily in the managed care setting.
Rita has worked with providers (hospitals and medical groups/physicians) and payers (government, employers and health insurers) to manage total cost of healthcare related to quality improvement and cost reduction. She has managed and facilitated the implementation of initiatives and strategies that support a seamless, integrated, coordinated delivery system of care via the application of various managed healthcare principles including provider contracting, disease management, utilization management and review, case management and wellness programs.
Before joining KPMG, Rita served for eight years in various capacities with UnitedHealth Group, a leading healthcare company serving over 70 million individuals worldwide. During her tenure at UnitedHealth Group, Rita successfully negotiated and secured multimillion-dollar contracts with health systems, significantly improved operational processes by reengineering outdated healthcare claims adjudication policies, and was part of a team that successfully launched a new product to the national market (US).
Prior to UnitedHealth Group, Rita held positions at other managed health care companies in the United States, including Medica – a health management and insurance company based in Minnesota and Humana, a healthcare company that markets and administers health insurance and health and wellness programs across the United States and internationally.
Rita lives in Nairobi, Kenya and in her spare time enjoys reading, travelling, learning new languages and watching various sports.
• Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Post Baccalaureate Certification in Biotechnology
• University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Wisconsin, Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Cum Laude
Tel: +254 20 280 6000
||“There is a proverb that says ‘He who has Health has hope; he who has hope has everything.’ I am excited to be part of a team who is passionate about giving hope!” Learn more about Dalene’s experience and expertise. |
Dalene van Greune is the Healthcare Coordinator in KPMG Africa’s Healthcare Practice and your first point of contact for the Healthcare team.
She is the newest member of the Healthcare team but an old hand at KPMG. Dalene spent some time in the United Kingdom, where she worked in KPMG’s Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare team for three years before returning to South Africa.
• BA Degree in Communication, Business and Personnel Psychology
Dalene van Greune
Africa HealthCare Coordinator
Tel: +27 82 719 0587
||“I am passionate about healthcare because healthcare affects everybody’s life sooner or later. Besides, in supporting my clients I can contribute in moving South Africa’s health system to the next level.” Learn more about Jelco’s experience and expertise” Learn more about Jelco’s experience and expertise. |
Jelco was an Advisor at KPMG Management Consulting in The Netherlands, and has recently joined the South African practice as a Senior Consultant. He has been active in the KPMG Healthcare unit since 2008 and has performed in several financial management advisory projects.
He furthermore was engaged in two assignments concerning the restructuring of the financial department of a hospital and regional elderly healthcare institution.
For the municipality of Amsterdam, Jelco was actively involved as process designer and business analyst concerning the distribution of medical devices for disabled people and the process of delivering homecare to elderly people.
He designed the administrative processes in two hospitals for registering their production and financial processes.
For several mental health care institutions, Jelco was a member of the KPMG audit team and a co-worker on the verification of production numbers and processes (including internal control).
In his role as regional executive for KPMG’s Healthcare Centre of Excellence, Jelco supports the development of global propositions and international requests for proposals. He is also starting up our Health Business School and is involved in several countries’ business planning process.
Jelco has a broad knowledge of international health care systems from both a design and operation perspective. He has worked on many projects in the healthcare field, especially hospitals and mental healthcare institutions.
Prior to joining KPMG, Jelco was employed as a junior finance and control consultant at the Rotterdam Eye Hospital until 2008.
He did his thesis research (Health Sciences) on the perception of the quality of care that lower-educated nurses had, at a private hospital (Mediclinic Medforum) in Pretoria, South Africa. His second thesis (Health Economics) was a quantitative research project about the influence of providing social care and volunteer aid on labour participation of women.
• Certified Management Accountant (CMA) – VU Amsterdam (2009 – present)
• Health Economics (Msc.)– Erasmus University Rotterdam (2005 – 2006)
• Health Sciences (Msc.) – Maastricht University (2000 – 2005)
Jelco van der Avoort
Senior Consultant, Healthcare, South Africa and Africa
Tel: +27 82 718 3568
||“Having worked as a doctor in the public health sector, and having experienced being on the other side as a patient and as the family of a patient, I am inspired by the courage and the commitment of healthcare workers in our country. I am motivated by the deprivation and the need that I have witnessed, both in the system and amongst its patients, to make a positive change. I am always seeking mechanisms to support the strengthening of our healthcare sector and ease the pain of its past inequities.” Learn more about Anuschka’s experience and expertise. |
Anuschka comes from a clinical background and has extensive experience in the healthcare industry, varying from market research to sales experience, health economic analysis, clinical trial operations, actuarial reporting, health risk management, data modelling and product development.
As a health economic consultant, she has worked with many governments across Africa, and private organisations, such as the Rockefeller Foundation, the HSRC and Sovereign Health, on projects that involve protocol design, data collection and analysis, budget management and presentation of results, in local and international forums.
At Novartis, she initially worked in a scientific marketing/sales position but later moved into clinical trials operations, travelling through-out Africa, establishing clinical operations, developing a network with key state officials and managing a team of medical advisors.
She also worked at Momentum Health as a Health Product Development Specialist, in the Health Actuarial Department, then headed up the managed care division in the Metropolitan’s Durban office, and later worked as the head of Strategic Projects and then as the Head of the GEMS Clinical Advisory Services.
At KPMG, Anuschka is a health actuarial specialist.
• BA Degree (Stellenbosch University) (1999)
• BA Degree (Hons) Economics (Stellenbosch University) (2000
Senior Manager, Healthcare, South Africa and Africa
Tel: +27 82 719 2813
||“My passion for healthcare stems from a deep sense of service and enduring personal values that include fairness, social justice, equity in access and outcome for everyone regardless of difference. I believe that a healthier population translates into a productive and effective workforce which in turn bolsters the economy for the benefit of all in the long run.” Learn more about Lizwe’s experience and expertise. |
Lizwe is a people and change consultant with a diverse range of skills and experience, having worked in various senior roles in private and public organisations to implement strategies, manage HR and lead change projects.
Lizwe’s area of expertise includes people and change management, union negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, leading HR projects, strategic reconfiguration, organisation design and development and managing diversity. Whilst working for West Sussex PCT, Lizwe led an organisational redesign and restructuring process and saved over £500000 (over R5m) in structured people costs.
Prior to moving to SA, Lizwe was employed by the London Deanery (University of London) and led a job evaluation project for medical and non-medical professionals. He was also involved in the NHS London Workforce Strategy and the Medical and Dental Education Commissioning System (MDECS) as an expert subject lead on Equality and Diversity.
When the European Working Directive (ETD) was enacted into law in the UK (Working Time Regulations), Lizwe worked as Project Manager-Junior Doctors Hours for a Trust in Brighton. He was successful in achieving 96% compliance in 2002 - 2003 Ministerial Returns (previous year compliance stood 66%). The success was achieved by using an analysis, design, and delivery, implement and monitor or evaluate cycle. Essentially it was project managing from a concept stage to a business case design, including change and HR management.
Lizwe also has a financial background, having worked as a financial accountant for a few years. His experience as a clinical professional in the National Health Service and BUPA, has provided Lizwe with an understanding and appreciation for healthcare and healthcare provision, both in the private and public sectors, knowledge and skills which are transferable.
Away from work, Lizwe spends time with family and friends and is a committed rugby fan!
• Postgraduate Certificate in People Management and Development (2008), Brighton Business School, Brighton, UK
• Masters in Business Administration (2001), Aberdeen Business School, Scotland, UK
• Part-Qualified Accountant - ACCA
• BA (Honours) Accounting & Finance (1997), University of Brighton, Brighton, UK
• Health Studies (1994), Sussex & Kent Institute, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
Lizwe L Siso
People and Change Consultant, Healthcare, South Africa and Africa
||“Working in infrastructure healthcare is much more than numbers and powerpoint slides. I strongly believe that bridging the gap in infrastructure delivery will contribute to the improvement of healthcare services in Africa. Looking at innovative and efficient ways of financing healthcare infrastructure expenditure will also assist in unlocking the budget to what is really important: the provision of better healthcare to more people. This is even more rewarding when you think this will have a tangible and direct effect in creating better living standards for millions of people in Africa.” Learn more about Andre’s experience and expertise. |
||“People use health services at the times they are most vulnerable. With first- hand experience as a patient, health professional, manager and management consultant, I am concerned with making health services work.” Learn more about Kathy’s experience and expertise. |
||“For the vast majority of people that are unable to pay for health provision, new models of care need to be designed, as governments begin to acknowledge the importance of prevention over curative action. Governments are experimenting with different forms of universal health provision and the reforms that they undertake over the next decade will be crucial to cutting mortality rates and improving health outcomes – KPMG has a crucial role to play in this process.” Learn more about Dominic’s experience and expertise. |
||“Good health is central to human quality of life. As a pharmacist, I have experienced first-hand what positive impact good quality healthcare, products and services can have on a patient’s health and quality of life. I am passionate to work with key stakeholders to ensure that patients gain access to good quality healthcare, products and services.” Learn more about Joubert’s experience and expertise|
||“Healthcare is a basic human right and so it should be, not only for those who can afford to pay for services but for all citizens, hence my passion and commitment to contribute towards making evidence based quality care accessible to all.” Learn more about Jackie’s experience and expertise. |