Our team

Michael Siebert
(Human Resource Management, Health Planning and Hospital Management)

Michael Siebert is an experienced health service manager and management consultant with specific expertise in software development focused on health sector applications. His other areas of expertise include: organisational development, human resource planning and development (particularly for the health sector) and development of information systems for managing health services. He has extensive experience of working on international multi-lateral and bilateral-funded programmes across Southern Africa and Nigeria, and supporting the public and private sector in South Africa. He is experienced in programme and project development, implementation, management and evaluation.

Rodion Kraus
(Health Planning, Public Health and Management)

Dr Rodion Kraus is the Managing Director of Health Partners International and previously served as the Managing Director of HPSA. A medical doctor with extensive experience of working in the public health sector in South Africa, Malawi, Namibia and Nigeria. He played a key role in developing and implementing national affordability guidelines for staffing of health services to improve equity and efficiency in South Africa. He oversaw three large and very successful DFID funded programmes over seven years in Nigeria, focusing on revitalising primary health care and improving the availability, quality, use and access to maternal newborn and child health services. In Malawi, he facilitated the introduction of hospital reforms in central hospitals which aimed at establishing them as autonomous institutions.

Carole Baekey
(Health Policy, Legislation and Ethics)

Carole Baekey has more than two decades experience in developing and drafting health policy, legislation, biomedical ethics and related regulatory matters in Sub-Saharan Africa and more than three decades’ experience providing legal assistance and related advocacy for communities experiencing marginalisation and discrimination in North America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Carole provided technical assistance to review and overhaul health laws in Lesotho, which included heading the small team developing the Health Professions Bill, 2012 and Public Health Bill, 2012 and regulations thereunder. She drafted the Jigawa Integrated Health Systems Bill (2007) in consultation with stakeholders in Jigawa State, Nigeria, as part of the Partnership for Transforming Health Systems 1 (PATHS 1) programme. She also developed district health system legislation in consultation with the Enugu State Health Ministry (2003–2004).


Jurie Van Rooyen
(Change Management & Organisational Development)

Jurie van Rooyen has 20 years’ experience in the public and private sector in South Africa. His technical areas of expertise include: organisational development, human resources, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), management consulting and corporate training.  Jurie is professionally registered at the South African Institution for Management Services (SAIMAS). He has facilitated and managed numerous organisational development and new policy implementation projects in the health, water, forestry and agriculture sectors, including, coaching South African Department of Health Staff in restructuring processes.


Andrew McKenzie

(Health Sector Governance and Health Systems Development)

Dr Andrew McKenzie is a health manager with over 25 years of experience gained in South Africa, Nigeria and Botswana. He has extensive expertise in systems strengthening, governance, monitoring and evaluation, and knowledge management, as well as excellent capacity building and facilitation skills. Dr McKenzie's experience includes policy development; health planning and management; hospital and other health services management; district health service management and strengthening; health service evaluation, human resource and financial systems development; and health information systems. 

Paula Quigley
(Public Health & Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn Child and Adolescent Health)

Paula Quigley is a medical doctor with over 26 years of international experience in medicine and public health, programme design, management, implementation and evaluation. Her areas of technical expertise include health systems management and development, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH), health policy and planning, public-private partnerships, quality management, capacity building, and community health. She has extensive practical experience at multiple tiers of the health system from national to community level, promoting the use of evidence-based interventions and developing strategies to achieve universal health coverage and address inequity. Paula currently provides technical assistance to the Zimbabwe MNCH evaluation programme and has experience of working across sub Saharan Africa and Asia, including South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Uganda and India.