Friday 19 July

Dr Brian Brink worked for the Anglo-American Group for 33 years and retired as Chief Medical Officer at the end of 2014. During his tenure he advised group companies on a broad range of health issues, including occupational health; employee health and wellbeing; disease management (particularly HIV and AIDS); employee and family health benefits; as well as health systems strengthening in disadvantaged communities.

He has served on the boards of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) Trust as a representative of the private sector.

Dr Brink is a director of Discovery Limited, a large health and life insurer and of Right to Care, an NGO which focuses on innovation in the delivery of HIV prevention and treatment services as well as health systems strengthening. He is also on the Global Board of GrassrootSoccer, an organisation focusing on the health and wellbeing of adolescents. Dr Brink served on the board of the International Women’s Health Coalition for 16 years and is a past Chair of the organisation.

Dr Brink was awarded an honorary doctorate in Medicine by the University of the Witwatersrand in December 2014.