Spire Healthcare appoints non-executive director

Dr Ronnie van der Merwe has been appointed a non-executive director at Spire Healthcare ahead of his appointment on Friday as CEO of Mediclinic International, the company’s principal shareholder.

He replaces Danie Meintjes, who is stepping down from his position at Mediclinic International.

Dr van der Merwe, a specialist anaesthetist, worked in the medical insurance industry before joining Mediclinic Group as clinical manager in 1999.

He established the clinical information, advanced analytics, health information management and clinical services functions at Mediclinic, going on to serve as the Group’s chief clinical officer.