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Governing Board

The CHI Governing Board is responsible for the strategic direction and high-level control of the Cape Heart Institute (CHI) and shall take decisions, based on input from the two Directors, and will be advised by the Scientific Advisory Board Members. 

Board members:

  • Prof. Sue Harrison, UCT Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Internationalisation (ex officio)
  • Prof. Lionel Green-Thompson, Dean, UCT Faculty of Health Sciences, (Chair)
  • Prof. Liesl Zühlke, Acting Deputy Dean Research, UCT Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Prof. Karen Sliwa-Hahnle, Director CHI
  • Prof. Ntobeko Ntusi, Head of the Department of Medicine, UCT

Scientific Advisory Board

The CHI Scientific Advisory Board has been established for the active participation of external organisations and scientific experts. The Board is responsible for advising the Governing Board in strategic and scientific matters. 

Board members:

  • Prof. Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner
  • Prof. Theo Kofidis
  • Prof. Ana Olga Mocumbi
  • Prof. Peter Schwartz
  • Prof. Kit Vaughan
  • Prof. Yadong Wang
  • Prof. Magdi Yacoub
  • Prof. Derek Yellon
  • Prof. Thomas Zeltner

Management Committee

The CHI Management Committee assists the Directors with the management of the CHI, incl. operational budgets. The committee comprises the CHI directors and the leaders of the CHI research group.

Committee members:


Policies of the University of Cape Town apply.