ALEX Botha has been appointed as the new interim Chief Executive of St George’s Hospital Charity with immediate effect.
Alex is passionate about helping organisations to be efficient and well-managed, to be great stewards and to maximise their impact. He has a background that spans the not-for-profit and commercial sectors and has spent the past 18 years working in charities in several executive roles. His most recent role was Interim Chief Executive Officer of Toynbee Hall and was also Chief Operating Officer of Comic Relief from 2019 to 2022.
Alex qualified as a chartered accountant with Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) and after some time in investment banking completed his MBA at London Business School. He also had roles as an executive consultant for a major UK construction company and in the business turnaround team of Deloitte. He also holds a Masters’ Degree in Development Management and has held several charity trusteeships.
Anna Walker, Chair of the Board of Trustees at St George’s Hospital Charity said:
“We are very pleased to welcome Alex to the Charity. His mix of skills is just what we need for the next stage of the Children’s Appeal and the charity’s development. We are all the more pleased that he lives locally and has first-hand experience of St George’s services.”
Alex joins the Charity until a permanent Chief Executive is appointed and the Trustees plan to start recruiting for the permanent role in the Autumn.
Alex, who lives locally to St George’s Hospital, said:
“My family and I live in Wimbledon and St George’s is our local hospital and we have benefited hugely from the fantastic care it provides. I am excited to be working with this wonderful Charity and people focussed on helping St George’s Hospital.”
In his spare time, Alex goes running around various Common’s with the family dog, an energetic Labrador, or can be found cycling around the South East hunting for the best coffee and cake spots.