Appointment of new Tshiamiso Trust CEO

Johannesburg, 8 May 2023: The Tshiamiso Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of its new CEO, Dr Munyadziwa Kwinda, effective 1 June 2023.

Dr Kwinda is a highly qualified health professional and an expert in bioethics and health and medical law. Currently registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Medical Practitioner specialising in family medicine, Dr Kwinda holds both science and medicine degrees from the University of Venda and the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, as well as post-graduate qualifications in family medicine, bioethics and health law. He also holds a post-graduate degree in law.

With 20 years working experience, including years of experience in clinical care, Dr Kwinda has held various management positions at senior, executive, and non-executive levels. In addition to senior positions at hospitals in Limpopo, Kwinda has held several positions at the HPCSA, including that of Ombudsman, Acting Chief Operations Officer, and Acting Registrar/Chief Executive Officer.

In a non-executive capacity, Dr Kwinda has also served on various boards and committees, including being a Board Member and National Councillor for the South African Medical Association, ViceChairperson of the Medical and Dental Professions Board at the HPCSA, a member of Council, Governance and Audit and Risk Committees at the Vaal University of Technology, Vice-Chairperson of the Aeromedical Committee at the South African Civil Aviation Authority, and a member of the National Health Research Ethics Council.

“Dr Kwinda’s unique combination of skills and experience in medicine, ethics, law and management makes him the ideal candidate to carry out the Trust’s mandate. We are excited to see the work of the Trust go from strength to strength under his leadership and guidance”, said Board Chairperson, Dr May Hermanus.

The Trustees also thank Ms Lusanda Jiya, the acting CEO of the Trust, for her solid leadership in this period of change and transition.