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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).

Mr Dirk van Schalkwyk

  • Title: HOD: Information and Communications Technology
  • Qualifications: BCom: Informatics, MCP, MCSE, ITIL v3 Foundation
  • Location: Parktown

Dirk van Schalkwyk is the Head of Department for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) within Aurum.

Dirk is a dynamic and results-driven professional with over 16 years IT experience including over 10 years of senior management experience within the public health sector. He worked in a technical lead capacity for the hospitals and health services subsidiary of the AngloGold group until 2005 before moving to Aurum.

Dirk’s role within Aurum is to provide vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology initiatives. He directs the planning and implementation of enterprise IT systems in support of business operations in order to improve cost effectiveness, service quality, and business development. He is responsible for all aspects of the organisation’s information technology and systems.

He holds a BCom degree from UNISA with specialisation in Informatics, and various other industry related certifications including MCP, MCSE and ITIL v3 Foundation.