2019 SUMMIT SPEAKERS
Founder Catalysis, USA Former Healthcare CEO Award-Winning Author
Presenting on Leadership and Behaviours for Whole-System Transformation
John is an Internist and one of the foremost figures in the adoption of enterprise excellence principles in healthcare. He founded Catalysis a nonprofit education institute in 2008. He has published articles in major medical Read More
Medical Doctor Catalysis, USAPresenting on The Outpatient Model Cell and Engaging Physicians in Lean Transformation
Montgomery has been practicing family medicine for 30 years, the last 25 with ThedaCare, a cradle to grave health system in northeast Wisconsin. Dr. Elmer graduated from the University of Iowa, College of Medicine 1986 Read More
In addition, Dr. Elmer was the physician leader in the implementation of the model cell for a new delivery model for physician practice at Thedacare, including Epic system outpatient development and implementation, open access practices, and adoption of lean practices.
Dr. Elmer also serves in the community as Kimberly Area School District Board member and president (since 2008), where he has introduced lean concepts. And he was the recipient of the Wisconsin Family Physician of the Year in 1998.
CEO Charlotte Maxeke Academic HospitalPresenting with Grey Dube on Lessons from Leader Behaviour Changes at Two Gauteng Hospitals
Gladys MSc (Physiotherapy), MPH (Hospital Mgmt) is the Chief Executive Officer at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, one of the ten central hospitals and main teaching hospital of the University of Read More
CEO Leratong HospitalPresenting with Gladys Bogoshi on Lessons from Leader Behaviour Changes at Two Gauteng Hospitals
Grey is the Chief Executive Officer at Leratong Hospital, a position he has held since 2005 and as an Accounting Officer responsible for giving direction, coordinating management and administration for an 855 bedded Regional Read More
CEO Groote Schuur Academic HospitalPresenting on Deploying Lean Principles throughout Groote Schuur Hospital, to build a culture of Continuous Improvement
Bhavna is the Chief Executive Officer at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, a 975 bedded, 3764 staffed hospital. She qualified as a medical doctor at the University of Cape Town and was in private practice for 8 years before Read More
Nursing & Quality Executive Life Healthcare GroupPresenting on a Customised Improvement Approach at LIFE Healthcare Group
Sharon is a nurse leader executive at Life Healthcare Group and is committed to life-long learning, quality and patient-centred care. She is responsible for the planning, design and roll-out of Lean within the Group.
NICKY DU TOIT
CFO Western Province Blood Transfusion ServicePresenting on a New Way of Working at Western Cape Blood Transfusion Services
Nicky is the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services Director at Western Province Blood Transfusion Service with a history of working in the non-profit management industry.
Medical Doctor Western Cape HealthPresenting on Respect for People
Heather is a medical doctor turned improvement scientist. She works with staff in the Western Cape provincial health system to improve patient care processes, with the joint aims of improving health outcomes and creating Read More
She is an honorary lecturer for the faculty of Emergency Medicine at UCT, where she teaches Patient Safety and Improvement Science as part of their Masters programme.
In 2014, Lean Institute Africa awarded Heather the De Beers Diamond Award for “Excellence in making South Africa a better place for all”.
Director Lean Institute BrazilVideo Presentation on Capability Development: The Lean Global Network Initiative
Flavio is a Director at the Lean Institute Brasil and MBA professor at Fundação Getúlio Vargas since 2013 (São Paulo, Brazil). He joined the team in 1999, as trainee, days after the institute’s foundation. Flavio graduated Read More
Chairman Lean Institute AfricaPresenting on Reflecting on your Behaviours and Routines
Norman is the founder of the Lean Institute Africa, a Lean Executive Coach and formerly a Professor of Business Administration at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town. He was among the first Read More
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Our Chairman, UCT Graduate School of Business Emeritus Professor, Norman Faull, will be one of the judges of the African Kaizen Awards (AKA) Examination Committee. The Awards are part of the African Kaizen Conference 2019, organised by JICA and NEPAD, taking place in...
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