Iain Johnston

Iain Johnston

Chairman - Patient Affairs Division

Iain is a successful successful entrepreneur and a survivor of prostate and lung cancer. He is passionate about educating men about prostate cancer. He has headed our patient affairs division since it was established in 2015.

Thulani Sibisi

Thulani Sibisi

Vice Chairman - Patient Affairs Division

Winner of the 1986 Two Oceans Marathon, Thulani is used to hardship. From humble rural beginnings he worked his way up to become one of the top marathon runners of the 80’s. But his greatest challenge has been his journey with prostate cancer. (See his full story in our Faces of Prostate Cancer Section). He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012 and since then he has used every platform available to educate men about this devastating disease. His efforts have made a massive difference to opening the subject of prostate cancer.

Paddy O’Brien

Paddy O’Brien

Patient Affairs Board Chairman - Western Cape Branch

Ex school principal and now a successful entrepreneur, Paddy discovered that he had stage 3 prostate cancer after undergoing surgery to treat a procedure for an enlarged prostate. Before undergoing a robotic prostatectomy he felt the need to interact with men who had been on this journey. This resulted in the establishment of a highly successful e-mail support group which now has over 80 members. He joined The Prostate Cancer Foundation in 2019 as our Western Cape Patient Affairs Board Chairman.

Mike Mina

Mike Mina

Patient Affairs Board Chairman - KZN Branch

After 40 years in the Ad industry, Mike retired. in 2018 he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
"I have a comprehensive first hand, understanding of what it means to be a Prostrate Cancer survivor".
This has led to a desire to help other prostate cancer patients to overcome their fears and insecurities. He was appointed as our Patient Affairs Board Chairman in 2019