POSITION: Chief Executive Officer, South African Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA)

Reporting to the SASA Council, the Chief Executive Officer will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for all non-clinical programmes and functions and be accountable for the association’s multiple million operating budget. The incumbent will be a Member of the Executive Committee.


  • A Bachelors degree in either Business Administration, Chartered Accountancy, Medicine or Law. (Master of Business Administration would be an advantage)

  • At least 3 years in senior management

  • A track record of success in leading a service organisation with a complex array of challenges

  • Should ideally have worked in the health industry or in a statutory health authority

  • Extensive experience in programme budgeting and fiscal management is essential

  • Must have led organizational transformation projects, developed programmes and managed a successful communication strategy

  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills in Afrikaans and English

  • Analytical, decisive and innovative




  • Develop and implement a comprehensive communication strategy for the profession aimed at multi stakeholders

  • Increase member numbers and satisfaction by adding value to SASA membership

  • Institute cost-effective management of SASA and improve efficiency of structures

  • Facilitate the creation of a useful clinical and commercial database for Anaesthesiologists

  • Continual strategic planning to identify and achieve key strategic goals for SASA.

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