As Senior Vice President: Health at Anglo American plc, the largest listed company in South Africa, Brian Brink advises Group companies on the funding and delivery of health care benefits as well as on occupational health and community health issues.
Brink has been with Anglo American for 20 years, and has been actively involved in HIV/AIDS issues since the mid-1980s. He is responsible for guiding Anglo American’s response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic—among other achievements, the company currently has the largest employer-sponsored AIDS treatment program in the world, with over 2,000 employees receiving free antiretroviral therapy. Anglo American has also invested in several community-based initiative to prevent the further spread of HIV, including a partnership with loveLife that focuses on healthy sexuality and reproductive health for young South Africans.
Brink is actively involved in addressing the particular challenge the HIV/AIDS epidemic poses to business in Southern Africa and internationally. He advises the Nelson Mandela Foundation on the strategic response to HIV/AIDS in South Africa and currently serves as alternate board member for the Private Sector delegation on the Board of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.
Brink is also involved in various national initiatives to enhance the role of the private sector in broadening access to sustainable, quality healthcare for all the citizens of South Africa. He is a director of Discovery Health, the largest health insurer in South Africa.