The Board

Our Board Members

Thabo Hermanus

Thabo Hermanus

Chairperson

Thabo is the COO for the Africa region at Experian and has a career spanning five years spent in the Packaging Industry and the last two decades in the Credit Industry. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Cape Town, with an Accounting and Economics Major, Thabo served in various financial roles, before transitioning into the business commercial operations. Working with people, Thabo is committed to leading through delivery and believes in answering the question “what’s the art of the possible?” Thabo is married with two daughters. Travel is one of the things he looks forward to as that was a key escape from the realities of work and volunteering commitments and one of the boxes to tick as a travel destination is to go to see Liverpool playing at Anfield, in a season they are crowned as English Premier League Champions.

Dr Maylene Shung King

Dr Maylene Shung King

Vice Chairperson

Maylene is a medical doctor by profession. She is an Associate Professor in the Health Policy and Systems division of the UCT Health Science Faculty. She previously worked as the deputy director/director of the Children’s Institute at UCT for several years. This Child Policy Research Institute very successfully helped to place a number of child policy and programme issues on the national policy making agenda. Maylene’s experience in policy-making processes and child health service development adds value to the Paedspal board, as South Africa has a palliative care policy which needs advocacy and leadership at a national and provincial level, in a way that meets the needs of the chronically ill child.

Scott Hindmarch

Scott Hindmarch

Treasurer

Scott is a qualified Chartered Accountant and spent 4 years in the investment banking sector in London. He relocated to Cape Town in 2001 to become involved in the self storage property business. Scott has experience managing entrepreneurial type businesses and in managing various properties including new developments and renovations. He is an active mountain biker, paddler, occasional jogger and wanna-be paraglider, 4X4 enthusiast and cattle farmer! Scott is married and has 2 children.

Dr Michelle Meiring

Dr Michelle Meiring

Board Member (Ex Officio)

Dr Michelle Meiring is a Palliative Care Paediatrician who has worked in this field for 20 years. She is the founder and CEO of Paedspal and works 20 hours a week for the organisation. Michelle’s other job is to convene the Post-Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Palliative Care at the University of Cape Town. She is an accomplished speaker and has presented at several local and international conferences.

She was also one of four editors of the latest edition of the Oxford Textbook on Palliative Care for Children. A long-standing child health and palliative care advocate since her “Paeds HIV-days”, Michelle chairs the national network for Children’s Palliative care known as PatchSA and has been involved at provincial and national levels in policy making in palliative care in South Africa.

Adelah Ederies

Adelah Ederies

Board Secretary (Ex Officio)

Adelah Ederies (BComm) has over 10 years’ experience working in the corporate sector as a HR professional. She joined Paedspal in February 2016 as a HR and Financial Consultant and her main task then was to set up Paedspal’s HR, administrative and financial management systems.

Today, Adelah is our COO and oversees, manages and controls Paedspal’s ongoing business operations. She also ensures that there are effective admin procedures and reporting controls in place as well as sound financial and HR management. Adelah is the Paedspal Board Secretary. Always compassionate and thoughtful, Adelah has a difficult job, but manages to steer us beautifully with kindness.