Dr Ryan Noach is the Chief Executive Officer Discovery Health, appointed to this role in January 2020 after serving as Deputy CEO in the business for more than 5 years. Ryan joined Discovery Health in 2008 in the provider relations area, and became Chief Operating Officer of Discovery Health in 2009. 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 finalization, 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.
Ryan thoroughly enjoyed his exposure to Banking, maximizing the opportunity to learn a new field, and gain new skills, whilst leveraging his leadership and operational experience to contribute to the Bank.
Ryan has been consistently involved in various social and entrepreneurial causes throughout his adult life. Ryan is a proud father of 4 beautiful children, and in keeping with the Discovery Vitality culture, is an exercise and healthy nutrition fanatic.