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Group Chief Operating Officer

Prof Dave Clark


Adjunct Professor Dave Clark is the Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) and an executive director and board member of The Aurum Institute. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Medicine in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is strongly involved in the health programmes, corporate services and strategic leadership of the company. His activities include oversight of the financial, human resource and data management services to support the work of the scientific and clinical departments.

Prof Clark’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.

Prof Clark qualified in medicine at Wits University in Johannesburg. He also holds a Master’s 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. He is also a non-executive director of a number of other health NGOs in South Africa and Chartered Director of the Institute of Directors of SA.
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