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
Managing Director
Gabler Medical

Donata Kubheka
SNR Reimbursement Manager & Market Access Manager
Medtronic

Monica Lucas
General Manager
Werkomed

Peter Mehlape
Managing Director: Southern Africa
Medtronic

Dr Vitor Ferrão
Independent Consultant

Bulelwa Maponya
Head Market Access & Government Affairs
Boston Scientific

Dave Roberts
General Manager for Southern Africa Countries
Johnson & Johnson Medical

Kenneth Abrahams
Director: Business Solutions & Government Affairs
Stryker SA

Madeleine Pearce
Senior Quality & Regulatory
Systems Manager
Philips Healthcare

Neil Venter
Managing Director
SA Biomedical

Sabashini Naicker
Managing Director|
Smith & Nephew

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