Dr Augusta Dorning isHead:Africa Business for Lenmed Healthand serves as an executive coach and consultant working with individuals and teams across diverse professional environments.
Internationally published authorAugusta Dorning is an academic and philanthropist whohas served on the Board of MANCOSA and also served as a chairperson of the Jes Foord Foundation. She achieved her doctorate in business leadership (executive coaching) from the University of South Africa (UNISA) in 2010 and was awarded best student of her MBA class in 1994.
Augusta was a finalist in the 2013 and 2015 Most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards (Healthcare) South Africa and was a nominee for the same Award in 2014. She was also nominated for the Businesswoman’s Association of South Africa (Healthcare) Award in 2014 and the Businesswoman’s Association of South Africa (Corporate) Award in 2017.
A seasoned healthcare executive, Augusta has some33years of experience in the public and private healthcare sectors where she hasbeen active in strategic human resource management, general management, business development and project management, policy design and business process re-engineering.She is registered with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as an Executive Coach. A practising academic, Augusta lectures in the subjects of leadership, healthcare management, marketing, operations management, and executive development at local Durban universities by invitation.
She is renowned for combining strong leadership abilities with exceptional inter-personal skillsadopting a project-based, client and outcomes focused approach. She has extensive experience in facilitation and negotiation both at corporate and national levels and is a skilled businesswoman having profitably run her own consultancy as a personal development venture for more than a decade.
Having managed teams ranging in size from five to 1200 professionals,Augusta has refined the art of aligning financial and human resources with strategic and operational plans to ensure premier outcomes. She has the ability to reinvent, restructure, create and develop business processes with limited resources whilemanaging complex projects.
She provides pro bono advice on human resource and business development matters to a wide range of non-profit organisations in South Africa. A former Trustee of St Mary’s Catholic Mission Hospital, the last remaining Catholic Hospital in South Africa,Augusta nowadays provides pro bono advice to the Hospital.
Augusta has facilitated and directed more than 46 corporate social responsibility projects as well as numerous requests for medical assistance from individualswho did not have the financial means to access education and much needed medical care.
As Head: Africa Business for Lenmed Health in South Africa, Augustais responsible for the overall execution of the Group’s African growth strategy, identifying and exploring potential business opportunities in Africa, conducting research to inform strategic plans, creating awareness of the Lenmed Brand on the continent, growing medical tourism referrals from the Continent to the Group’s existing hospital base, forging strong relationships with key stakeholders, and concluding negotiations, due diligence and legal processes