The OUT Board

Lerato Lebona


Lerato Lebona is a public health specialist with over ten years’ experience working in the public health field, both locally and regionally, in the areas of HIV/Aids, TB, gender and human sexuality and sexual reproductive health and rights. Lerato holds a Master’s of Public Health from the University of the Witwatersrand, a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Social Behaviour Studies in HIV/Aids from UNISA and a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Psychology from the University of Pretoria. She has a deep passion for people’s health, access to quality health services and a patient-centred, human-rights approach to service delivery.

Dr Nicola Christofides

Deputy Chairperson

Nicola Christofides, PhD, is an associate professor in the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand where she heads up the Division of Health and Society. She has over 20 years’ experience leading research projects, including evaluating social and behaviour change programmes. Nicola was the principal investigator of a three-year evaluation of a community mobilisation intervention to prevent gender-based violence.

Keitumetse (Tumi) Chiloane

Keitumetse Chiloane is an audit specialist with extensive experience in the private and public sectors. Her areas of expertise are performance audit and risk management. She holds a B.Tech in Internal Audit (TUT) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Risk Management (Unisa). Keitumetse enjoys challenging environments and working with people.

Anthony (Tony) Diesel

Tony Diesel is the Country Director of South Africa Partners, an international non-profit organisation. He has over 30 years’ work experience in the South African health sector. He serves on several NPO boards as a voluntary director. He qualified as a registered nurse in 1985 and has completed numerous courses to supplement that initial qualification, among others, a BA Cur in Administration and Education, an HR diploma and a Master’s in Business Administration. He has been specifically working in the HIV environment from the early 2000s.

Philip Browne

Philip Browne is a development sector specialist with more than 20 years of experience working in the Southern, Eastern and Western African regions in the areas of evaluation, sexual and reproductive health, HIV and TB, gender equality and women’s empowerment, LGBTIQ issues and human rights. Philip holds a Master of Education (University of Cape Town) and a Master of Public and Development Management (University of the Witwatersrand). Philip works as an independent consultant and has taken on assignments with government ministries, bilateral and multilateral agencies, the private sector and civil society.