Our people

The Board of Directors and Executive Committee at Spire Healthcare Group plc bring with them a wealth of experience within both the UK and internationally, in healthcare and other industry sectors. Our people are our difference, it's their dedication, warmth and pursuit of excellence that sets Spire Healthcare apart.

Dr Ronnie van der Merwe, Non-Executive Director

Dr Ronnie van der Merwe was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in May 2018. The Company does not consider Ronnie to be independent as he has been appointed to the Board by the Company’s principal shareholder, Mediclinic International PLC, under the terms of the relationship agreement with them.

Current external appointments

  • chief executive officer of Mediclinic International plc

  • Skills and previous experience

    Ronnie is a specialist anaesthetist who worked in the medical insurance industry before joining the Mediclinic Group in 1999 as Clinical Manager. He established the Clinical Information, Advanced Analytics, Health Information Management and Clinical Services functions at Mediclinic, and subsequently served as the Mediclinic Group’s Chief Clinical Officer. He was appointed as an executive director of Mediclinic International Limited in 2010 up to the combination of the businesses of the Company (then Al Noor Hospitals Group plc) and Mediclinic International Limited.