During 2018 and 2019, Ryan was seconded to Discovery Bank, in the capacity of Deputy CEO of the Bank, to support the Banking team through the product finalisation, build completion, business readiness and launch period. Ryan was previously the Chief Operating Officer and an Executive Director of the Netcare Hospital Group, having held various leadership roles across Netcare.
His exposure to leadership in both the funding and provider sides of private healthcare, as well as more broadly in Banking and payments, unlocks useful insights. Ryan qualified as a medical practitioner at Wits University in 1997 and pursued a post graduate career in emergency medicine and disaster management.
He completed the Diploma in Primary Emergency Care and attended the Executive Development Program at GIBS Business School, University of Pretoria.