Our leadership

The SAMED Board, comprising a diverse selection of industry leaders, is tasked with ensuring our continued ability to create and sustain value for our members and stakeholders. It does so by setting strategic direction, reviewing and forming committees, engaging with stakeholders and overseeing our governance procedures.

With the holistic interests of the industry at the heart of the Board’s mandate, its members regularly meet and focus on building the credibility of the sector among our stakeholders.

The SAMED Board reviews and forms our committees annually, giving due consideration to transformation, representation, applicable expertise and capacity building. The composition, structure and governance of our board, committees and secretariat are described in our Constitution and Standard Operating Procedures.

Marlon Burgess
SAMED Chairperson

Commercial Manager
GE Healthcare

Avanthi Govender Bester

Avanthi Govender Bester
SAMED Vice Chairperson
Associate Director – Regulatory Affairs & Quality
Alcon Laboratories

Reiner Gabler
SAMED Treasurer
Gabler Medical
Managing Director

Donata Kubheka

SNR Reimbursement Manager & Market Access Manager


Monica Lucas
General Manager

Peter Mehlape
Managing Director – Southern Africa

Dr Vitor Ferrão
General Manager
Stryker South Africa

Clive Potter
SA Biomedical

Linda Lombard
Head of Market Access

Madeleine Pearce
Senior Quality & Regulatory
Systems Manager
Philips Healthcare

Neil Venter
Managing Director

Rob Millar

Sabine Hellyer
SALDA Representative

Sello Malete
Head of Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, SHE and Facilities
Roche Diagnostics

Simone Rudolph-Shortt
MDMSA Representative

William Hodson
Head of Quality, Regulatory & EHS, Siemens Healthcare