Dr Fikiswa Ngonyama

VOLKSWAGEN GROUP SA: HEAD of Corporate Health Services

A medical doctor by profession who has rose from all the ranks of the health care and has immense experience in the field of health care. She started a career as a doctor at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town and at Frontier Hospital in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape. Furthermore Dr Ngonyama worked as a Clinical Manager responsible for Clinical Governance at Middelburg in the Eastern Cape. She was also a Secretary and Coordinator for the Chris Hani District Clinical Manager’s Forum in the same region. Her background in health care, health care management, health policy and occupational medicine & health and safety; health has equipped her with a strong understanding of the dynamics of health care planning, management and governance.

Dr Ngonyama has filled management and leadership positions in various capacities in South African health institutions, including, but not limited to, research and policy analysis, management and leadership capacity development, and health care administration and management. With respect to the latter, she has hands-on experience in strategy development, planning and enterprise risk management. She held several senior positions in occupational health & safety in the public sector, both in regional and district hospital institutions. These have included being an adviser for hospital occupational health & safety policies and codes of practice.

It was during this time she developed a passion for education and development of an African child. Outside of her busy schedule she started an organization with other doctors who understand the challenges of an African child doing Heath Outreach Programmes including Primary Health Care for Learners and School Healthcare Programmes on weekends.

Outside of all this Dr Ngonyama loves her cars and road running