More About Us.

Meet Dr Linda Holding

CEO

Linda is a palliative-trained doctor, with 20 years of clinical risk management experience. She blends together on-the-ground experience of the health system, a sensitivity and compassion for patients, empathy for how healthcare providers experience the system and practical experience of the funder perspective.

Meet Shivani Ranchod

Co-founder

Shivani is a healthcare actuary and academic. She is the co-founder and CEO of Percept, a multi-disciplinary consulting firm. She is an outspoken advocate of change in the South African health system, having worked across both the public and private sectors and the supply- and demand-sides of the system.

Meet Radha Govender

Independent Chair of the Board

With more than 20 years of experience in managed health care, and previously GM of Managed Care at Liberty Health, Radha is passionate about ensuring dignity and peace in the end of life phase. She is currently completing her Masters in Palliative Medicine (UCT).  She holds a B.Pharm and a Post Graduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine.

Meet Calvin Isaacs

Non-Executive Board Member

Calvin is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting. He is a member of the Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice and is based in Cape Town. Calvin is a Chartered Accountant and has over 18 years’ experience in the forensic industry where he is considered to be an expert in forensic investigations. He has a special interest in the health sector.

Meet Ursula Torr

Non-Executive Board Member

Ursula Torr is all about people.  Combine this with actuarial training, deep creativity, and a passion to forge progress for South Africans and you have the key to Ursula’s interest in Alignd.  Ursula’s professional background has been in the financial services sector, both risk and investments; and in both on a technical as well as marketing front.

Meet Njabulo Dube

Data Scientist

Njabulo Dube works as a data scientist at Percept Actuaries and Consultants. He is bringing together his versatile mix of actuarial and data science skills to build backend systems and a powerful data analytics platform for the Alignd solution.

Meet Amiena Moerat

Office Superhero

Amiena means “kind and trustworthy” which are two important aspects in her life.  These attributes shine through with every task that she tackles and every person she works with.  Being the office superhero, she takes pleasure in assisting the team to be efficient and to deliver quality work.

Meet Tjina Pig

Cancer Survivor

Tjina Pig is the dog in the photo – Tjina is a cancer survivor.

The Founders.

A Powerful Combination.

Alignd was founded by a multi-disciplinary team bringing together a unique combination of clinical and financial skills, and a wealth of healthcare industry experience. The collaboration of Dr Linda Holding, a palliative-trained doctor with 20 years of clinical risk management experience; Shivani Ranchod, a healthcare actuary and academic; and Victoria Barr, a healthcare economist and senior director at FTI Consulting, was founded on a shared commitment to patient-centred and cost-effective healthcare. In applying rigorous critical thinking to create effective solutions, we never lost sight of the humanity of patients and healthcare practitioners, which is at the centre of everything we do.

Alignd is in the process of registering as a Managed Care Organisation (MCO) under the ambit of the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS).

Our Manifesto.

Listen carefully. See clearly. Switch between aerial view and street view. Apply fierce logic. Put aside your preconceptions. Remember that change requires courage. Care deeply about patients and their experience. Do not accept the status quo. Be pragmatic about what you can change. Break bread together. Bring an open heart. Let your humanity shine.  Work consciously. Cultivate your creativity so that we can keep solving complex problems. Ideas are not enough. Expect resistance. Breathe deeply. Seek congruence. Find the middle ground. Share the load. Stand firm. Be decisive and clear. Acknowledge your mistakes. Give yourself a break. Be accountable. Act with integrity. Play open cards. Trust our ability to deliver. Exceed expectations. Be kind.