Governance

CHIVA Africa and CHIVA South Africa work in partnership to develop and deliver programmes which improve healthcare for children and adolescents living with HIV

CHIVA Africa is based in London and is a registered charity in the United Kingdom (charity no. 1132935).

CHIVA South Africa is located in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. CHIVA South Africa is a separate entity, registered in South Africa as The CHIVA South Africa Foundation Trust (Registration No: IT247/2009).

Both organisations have separate Board of Trustees:

CHIVA South Africa Board of Trustees

John Moshal
Chair  

John Hillel Moshal was born on 30th March 1940 in Durban. He was educated at DPHS and DHS and the University of Natal where he graduated with a BScEng (Chem). After three years in the Sweet Industry he started Control Logic (Pty) Ltd and built it into the largest Industrial Electronic Company in South Africa. He sold 50% to Engelhard Industries and this share passed to Anglo American Corporation on the death of Charles Engelhard. In 1984 he sold out completely and moved on to his other interests.

He has been involved with the Jewish Community of Durban since he was 12 years old and moved through the ranks of community service until now, when he is the Hon. Life President of the Jewish Community of KZN. His business activities are many and varied and allows him to pursue philanthropic interests.

His family trust JAKAMaR funds many organisations in the Jewish and wider communities. The family credo is to spend more on others than themselves which sees its philanthropy spreading around the globe. Today he is involved with his children in a variety of enterprises, both charitable and commercial.

 

Dr Karyn Moshal
Founder  

Dr Moshal is the founder of CHIVA Africa and CHIVA South Africa and has chaired the CHIVA Africa Board of Trustees since its registration as a charity in 2009.

Born and raised in South Africa, Karyn graduated in medicine from the University of Cape Town in 1988.  She specialised in paediatrics in the UK at the Middlesex Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington.  She did a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases in the USA at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) before returning to the UK.  Karyn was a lecturer in paediatrics at the Royal Free Hospital and at UCL prior to her appointment to a Consultant post at Great Ormond Street Hospital in 2004 in the Infectious Diseases Department and where she was Head of Department for Infectious Diseases from 2006-2010.  She is part of the team which runs the GOSH HIV clinic, the oldest in Europe.

Karyn is the co-recipient of the CHIVAS Humanitarian Award in 2012 for her work with CHIVA Africa, the Paul Harris Award from the Rotary Club South Africa in October 2018 and the South African Chamber of Commerce Award.

 

Prof Hoosen (Jerry) Coovadia  

Jerry’s main contributions, relevant for this purpose, include critical research into the most serious health problems of children in Africa. He has published leading many papers on the basic science and pathogenesis, clinical management, epidemiology, prevention, and contextual factors, for the major causes of morbidity, disability and mortality, among Africa`s children.

His key research has been in the fields of Malnutrition, kidney disorders and infectious diseases. He has been investigator, implementer and activist related to the primary findings arising from his studies over about 38 years.

In total he has mentored 15 PhDs [the MD in South Africa is an equivalent], and 8 Masters in Science degrees. In his publications he encourages his young co-workers to participate as full authors, often as first author.

Professor Coovadia became a Specialist Paediatrician in South Africa [1971], and an Immunologist in the United Kingdom [1974-1975] and at the Walter and Eliza Hall for Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia [1979], after qualifying as a medical doctor in Bombay [1965]. The restrictions on people of colour in apartheid South Africa had led to his turning down admission for medicine at the University of Cape Town and proceeding to India. He is currently [from July 2003] the Scientific Director of the Doris Duke Medical Research Institute which is busy establishing itself as the premier centre for HIV/AIDS research in the developing world.

He served as head of Paediatrics and Child Health for 10 years [1990-2000]. He has served in various positions within the Medical Research Council of South Africa [MRC, SA], in University, at provincial and central government [after 1994], and in UNAIDS/WHO Committees. He was the International Vice-Chair of a newly constituted NIH Network on the formulation of programmes, distribution of funds, and monitoring and evaluation of studies on HIV research in mothers and children. He holds editorial positions on AIDS, Journal of Tropical Paediatrics [ceased], Annals of Tropical Paediatrics, South African Medical Journal, South African Journal of HIV, and The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and reviews papers for some of these journals, and regularly assesses proposals from the Wellcome Trust and other agencies. He was the chair of the prestigious Xlllth International AIDS Conference held in Durban, South Africa in 2000; generally accredited to be a landmark event in the landscape of AIDS, which  internationalised the demand for AIDS drugs and prevention services accessible to the poor in the developing countries; he is an African representative on the International AIDS Society [200-2008], and  also Chairperson of Dira Sengwe a non-profit organization which sponsors biennial AIDS Conferences in South Africa, where a third of attendees are from Africa.

He is the recipient of many awards, including a Silver Medal for Research from the MRC, SA [1999]; the Order of the Star of South Africa from President Nelson Mandela for Health [1999]; the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights [co-recipient with Judge Edwin Cameron][2000]; Science for Society Gold Medal from the Academy of Science of South Africa [2004]; and the Medical Award of Excellence from the Ronald McDonald House of Charities; and honorary doctorates (DSc) from the Universities of Witwatersrand [2003] and Durban Westville [1996]. He is an Honorary fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene [2005], and one of a handful of South Africans as a Foreign Member of the highly regarded Institute of Medicine [USA].

 

Dr Neil McKerrow   

Dr McKerrow is Head: Paediatrics & Child Health, KwaZulu-Natal (Provincial Paediatrician) and an Honorary lecturer in Departments of Paediatrics and Child Health – UCT & UKZN.

He Chairs the Ministerial Committee on Morbidity and Mortality in Children under-5 years (CoMMiC) and is Co-chair of the WHO Child Health Accountability and Tracking (CHAT) Technical Advisory Group.

Neil has worked in Namibia, Eastern Cape, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces of South Africa and is currently a member of the WHO Guideline Development Group, Childhood Sexual Abuse.

As well as serving on the CHIVA South Africa Board of Trustees, Neil is also active on the KwaZulu-Natal Children’s Hospital Trust Board.

Neil has specialist interest in child health and social paediatrics and health systems and has published over 80 publications.

 

Ray Mkhulisi 

Ray is the founder and Chairman of Cargro Investment Holdings, a diversified investment holding company. He is also the co – founder and Executive Chairman of Enterprise Gaming Group. Before that Ray was the Managing Director of a coal supply business, which supplied products to Sasol in Secunda, in partnership with Amalgamated Colliery Contractors.

He serves on the Board of Trustees of CHIVA South Africa, an NGO assisting children and adolescents living with HIV/AIDS and the Board of Advisors of Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee in the United States of America. Ray was educated at Michaelhouse School, Montgomery Bell Academy and the University of Liverpool.

 

Dina (Kaplan) Diamond  

Dina Diamond is an experienced professional with many years’ experience predominantly in the financial services industry in the United States, South Africa and the African continent. Dina holds a BA cum laude (Unisa) PDM (Wits Business School), and MBA (Wits Business School). Dina joined our SA Board of Trustees in 2019 and brings a wealth of financial and corporate experience to the Board.

She currently works in the International Private Banking team at Investec Bank. Previously, Dina headed up business development at a technology-centric company involved in financial services. She was also the Group Executive of Marketing, Communications and Business Development at Sasfin Bank.

Prior to that Dina was with the Absa/ Barclays Group for over 8 years where she was involved in the Integration Team and held the post of Chief of Staff for Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs supporting the Executive team with strategic projects and initiatives across a multitude of areas and disciplines.

 

Dr Moherndran Archary    

Dr Mo Archary is a Paediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist at King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban and the University of KwaZulu-Natal: Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine.  He graduated cum laude in 1996 from the University of Natal and has extensive experience of managing infectious diseases in children, including one of the largest cohorts of children and adolescents on anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in the world.

Mo serves as the Chair of the paediatric sub-committee and on the Board of Trustees for the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society, is the Co-Chair of the Paediatric Antiretroviral working group at the WHO and Vice chair of the Treatment Scientific committee in IMPAACT.  He is also a member of the South African National Department of Health ARV and the Paediatric Third Line ART Review Committees.

Mo has published widely over many years, contributing significantly to our understanding of the impact of malnutrition on HIV treatment and outcomes in children in sub-Saharan Africa

CHIVA Africa Board of Trustees

 

Dr Karyn Moshal

Founder and Chair  

Dr Moshal is the founder of CHIVA Africa and CHIVA South Africa and has chaired the CHIVA Africa Board of Trustees since its registration as a charity in 2009.

Born and raised in South Africa, Karyn graduated in medicine from the University of Cape Town in 1988.  She specialised in paediatrics in the UK at the Middlesex Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington.  She did a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases in the USA at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) before returning to the UK.  Karyn was a lecturer in paediatrics at the Royal Free Hospital and at UCL prior to her appointment to a Consultant post at Great Ormond Street Hospital in 2004 in the Infectious Diseases Department and where she was Head of Department for Infectious Diseases from 2006-2010.  She is part of the team which runs the GOSH HIV clinic, the oldest in Europe.

Karyn is the co-recipient of the CHIVAS Humanitarian Award in 2012 for her work with CHIVA Africa, the Paul Harris Award from the Rotary Club South Africa in October 2018 and the South African Chamber of Commerce Award.

 

Dr Colin Ball 

Colin qualified from St. Thomas’ in London in 1979, and had first-hand experience working in South African paediatrics at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, in 1982 before the HIV epidemic emerged. Colin started running the paediatric side of the family HIV service at King’s College initiated by Dr Karen Zwi from 1994. The service grew organically from the need to care for mostly local children of African HIV positive women many of whom found themselves displaced from Africa by circumstances such as civil unrest and war. Colin is currently the lead clinician for paediatric HIV at King’s College.

 

Shaun Wood  

Shaun became a trustee for CHIVA Africa in February 2019. He is a South African qualified lawyer and holds the position of Chief Legal Officer at Cairn Capital, a leading European asset manager. He will contribute to the ongoing governance, operation and fundraising initiatives of the UK board.

Shaun is based in London, but he grew up in South Africa and remains deeply committed to its ongoing fight against the HIV epidemic.

 

 

Felicia Meyerowitz Singh

Felicia joined the CHIVA Africa Board of Trustees in 2017.  She is the founder of Akoni, which provides cash management solutions on a B2B basis and B2B2x basis with their FI distribution partners.   They are FCA regulated working with 18 banks in the UK, with Barclays as our Hub bank, and Clydesdale, Cater Allen (part of Santander), Aldermore, Metro, Hodge, Oaknorth, Arbuthnot on the panel.

Felicia has significant experience in high-growth Financial Services businesses and startups operating in the UK FCA regulated environment including Alexander Forbes, Media Services, Primary Group & Howden, and has launched a number of digital market platforms.

Felicia also has senior board-level experience including finance, operations, direct marketing to both SMEs and Retail, and as an FCA Approved Person / Controlled Function. Felicia is a Chartered Accountant (SA), Bcomm InfoSystems with an Executive MBA from London Business School (cum laude).

Furthermore, Felicia won the FDM Everywomen of the Year 2019 Award as Overall Women of the Year and was a finalist in the Treasury Innovator Award by the Treasury Leaders Summit. Additionally, Akoni won the SME Banking grant from Nesta.

Separate to Akoni, Felicia is a co-founder of a female founders group called Hive which supports entrepreneurs. Also, Felicia is on the foundation board of TEDxEuston, which spreads inspiring stories about Africa.

 

Fiona Lindblom  

Fiona joined the Board at CHIVA Africa in 2019.  Fiona studied Law at Oxford University and started her career as a Barrister practising in Chancery chambers before moving into financial services. Most recently she has worked as Chief Operating Officer in a private equity real estate firm and Managing Director of a property management company.