About Len Deacon

Len Deacon has seen the Health Care Industry from every perspective. This experience has contributed to his dynamic wellness vision and his systemic approach to health care solutions that is currently transforming the concept of medical aid schemes for the 21st Century.

Len has made a significant contribution to the industry through his leadership of many industry forums and through the delivery of his visionary papers at local and international conferences.

Len Deacon entered the healthcare industry as Divisional Manager for the AMA in 1989. The company later became Southern Healthcare JV. Here his leadership spanned a wide range of scheme divisional needs culminating in his role as Group Fund Manager and Principal Officer for a number of Medical schemes including Anglo American. In 1996 he moved to Sanlam in the Cape, one of South Africa’s financial services giants, as Senior Manager Sanlam Health and was later appointed Principal Officer and CEO of Topmed and Selfmed schemes.

Len Deacon then became the Executive Strategic Partnerships and Marketing Manager for Bankmed where he introduced an impressive range of member and employer engagement, wellness and partnership innovations and contributed to the leadership, outstanding performance and strategic distinction of the scheme.

Len was also the Principal officer of Topmed medical scheme.

Len Deacon is now CEO of Len Deacon & Associates Pty Ltd; a company that provides strategic services to the overall healthcare environment in South Africa and internationally.

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Client Comments

LDA's informal yet very professional approach assisted unlocking great value from all and we highly recommend LDA and the full range of services they provided to us namely Strategic development workshops, implementation of the outcomes into to a practical electronic system.

Johan Struwig, Director, Namibia Plastics

I firstly want to say thank you for an amazing workshop on various levels. I experienced some frustrations lately and through the workshop and exercises I now know it is because we are all so different. I am able to accept my and other's personalities.

Hannlie van Niekerk, The Training Room Online

We appointed LDA to assist with a restructuring and focused training program within our company. Their willingness to share experiences and expertise with us has resulted in a visible change in our company's management teams, direction and our service offering.

Callie Schafer, MD - Prosperity Health, Namibia

Len of LDA assisted our scheme by rendering reliable, sound advice that led to the board of trustees taking a decision based on his expertise. LDA will always go to the extra mile to assist a fellow colleague in their field of expertise.

Janine Louw, CEO/PO - Naspers Medical Schemes

LDA recently conducted a strategic retreat session for NAMAF. I would like to stress that their duties were executed with professionalism, dedication, enthusiasm and accuracy at all times. This was noted with much appreciation and I would highly recommend LDA to any prospective client.

Gabriel Mbapaha, CEO - NAMAF, Namibia

LDA are passionate about what they do. Len understood our issues and offered trusted and specific advice and solutions which fit our operational requirements. LDA offered simple, actionable and measurable strategies, which forms part of our focus on achieving professionalism and excellence.

Murida Khan, Acting Principal Officer - Motohealth