Meet our Chairman

As a lifesaving and swimming judge at national level for many years, Howard Stephens, our Scheme’s Chairman, knows all about the need to balance resources and output to deliver one’s best performance – a handy skill to have in managing a medical scheme!

As a Financial Systems expert, built on his accounting background, Howard brought a wealth of experience with him when he joined Nedbank. He spent the last part of his Nedbank journey as Chief Procurement Officer in Group Shared Services. Howard retired in 2012, but still consults to the business travel industry on procurement issues.

Howard was appointed to the Board of the Scheme in November 1998, and elected as Vice Chairman in 2009. After his retirement from Nedbank in 2012, he was elected as Chairman of the Board of the Scheme. He has also been serving as a Director on the Board of Healthcare Funders, the medical schemes industry body, since 2016.

Our Chairman is far from an ‘unapproachable figurehead’, and gets actively involved on all fronts, including in member communication and personal contact with members themselves.