After completing his medical studies and a Master’s Degree in Pharmacology in South Africa, Danie spent 3 years working in a primary care setting including his own private practice. He joined the pharmaceutical industry in 1991 and held roles of increasing responsibility and leadership, most recently as Senior Vice President and Head of Worldwide Medical Affairs at GlaxoSmithKline.
Danie discovered his passion for people development and employee wellness early on in his career and have started using a coaching approach to manage individuals and teams soon after joining the industry. Employee wellness including mental health remains close to his heart. He is registered with the medical councils in the UK and South Africa, on the Executive Leadership Committee of the Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS) and an affiliate member of the Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS).