Pieter van der Westhuizen


Job Title: CFO

Company: Life Healthcare


Pieter van der Westhuizen completed his training contract and qualified as a chartered accountant, CA (SA), in 1996 at PwC.

He joined President Medical Investments Limited (Presmed) in 1999, which became part of Afrox Healthcare. Pieter performed various roles in the finance department of Afrox Healthcare and played a significant role in Afrox Healthcare’s delisting in 2005, and its subsequent relisting as Life Healthcare in 2010.

He was appointed as group CFO in 2013. He assumed the role of acting group CEO in June 2017.

For his work as Life Healthcare's CFO, Pieter was nominated for the 2023 CFO Awards.

2017 – Present     Acting Group Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Financial Officer, Life Healthcare
2013 – Present     Chief Financial Officer, Life Healthcare
1999 – 2013          Finance Department, Afrox Healthcare
1997 – 1998          Audit Manager, PwC

1996                       CA(SA)
1990 – 1993         BCom Accounting, Accounting, University of Pretoria

About company: Life Healthcare is a leading private hospital operator in South Africa. Its 51 acute hospitals are found in the Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, North West, the Western Cape and Botswana.


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