About the Australian Board of Directors

The Wits Australian Board of Directors’ mandate is to develop and augment Wits philanthropy activities in Australia. They also act as directors of the two fundraising companies – Australian Friends of Wits University Ltd (AFWITSU) and Wits Australian Public Health and Medical Research Foundation Limited (WITSAUS).

Australian Friends of Wits University Limited (AFWITSU)

The Australian Friends of Wits University Limited (AFWITSU) is a company incorporated in Australia for the purpose of fundraising for Wits. AFWITSU will assist Wits to relieve poverty by providing funds to support scholarships and bursaries.

Wits Australian Public Health and Medical Research Foundation (WITSAUS)

The Wits Australian Public Health and Medical Research Foundation (WITSAUS) is a company incorporated in Australia for the purpose of fundraising for Wits for the university’s work in medical research. WITSAUS will support the work in medical research and health promotion.

Board Members

Philip Mayers AM

Chair

Michael Segerman

Professional Trustee and Philanthropy Consultant, Guardian Trust Company Limited

Peter Bezuidenhoudt

Director Development and Fundraising, University of the Witwatersrand

Lenore Manderson AM

Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Medical Anthropology, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Adv Dr Andy Schmulow

Senior Lecturer School of Law, Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Wollongong, Australia and Visiting Associate Professor, Mandela Institute, Oliver Schreiner School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

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