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Aurum Governance

The Aurum Institute is governed by a Board of Directors, supported by governance committees and led by a Group Management Executive consisting of a Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) supported by a Technical Expert Group; a Group Chief Operations Officer (COO) and a Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Dr David A. Clark

  • Title: Group COO, SA Regional CEO
  • Qualifications: MBBCh, BCom, MBA, M.Inst.D
  • Location: Parktown

Dr Dave Clark is the Global Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the CEO : Southern Africa and the Principal Investigator (PI) on a number of the Aurum Institute’s PEPFAR grants.

As an executive director and board member of the Aurum Institute, Dave is strongly involved in the health programmes, corporate services and strategic leadership of the company. In addition to his PI role, his activities include oversight of the financial, human resource and data management services to support the work of the scientific and clinical departments.

Dave’s strengths include an analytical mind with emphasis on lateral thinking as well as an ability to draw operational teams together and motivate them to implement projects that deliver results. He has a particular interest in programme systems design and implementation and the development of managerial leadership for NGO’s and government.

Dr. Clark qualified in medicine at Wits University in Johannesburg. He also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, as well as a Diploma in Health Services Management. He was the Operations Executive for the hospitals and health services of the gold subsidiary of the Anglo American group up until 2004 before moving to Aurum.

Dave is also a non-executive director of a number of other health NGOs in South Africa and a member of the Institute of Directors of SA.