Deputy Director-General: National Health Insurance, National Department of Health

Dr Crisp is a medical doctor and public health specialist who has for many years focused on health management consulting across the African continent. He was Head of the Department of Health and Welfare, Northern Province (Limpopo) from 1994 to 1999.

Dr Crisp was then a self-employed consultant and has worked in several African countries including South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia and Tanzania. He led the establishment of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), the transfer of the medicolegal mortuaries from police to health, the creation of the Forensic Pathology Services, and the establishment of the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA).

He is now Deputy Director General: National Health Insurance.