Dr Ali Bacher is the Chairman (non-executive) of Right to Care.
In 2008, former SA cricket chief Dr Ali Bacher was appointed chairman and a non-executive director of Right to Care. Ali had been involved with Right to Care in August 2007, when he joined the organisation as the Communications Executive.
Ali brought a wealth of experience and a high standing in South African public life. His expertise in marketing, communication, and media affairs are of immense benefit to Right to Care. Moreover, he is a doctor of medicine with a passionate interest in the treatment of HIV/AIDS and the challenges it presents.
In addition to his sporting achievements, for which he is probably best known, Ali has a wealth of business and organisational experience. Among other achievements, he was the chief executive of the ICC Cricket World Cup that was hosted by South Africa in 2003, and deemed by the International Cricket Council to be the most successful yet staged.
Thereafter, he performed exemplary work as Executive Director of the University of the Witwatersrand Foundation, a university from which he graduated MBBCh in 1967.
Ali was a successful captain of his country on the cricket field. Moreover, for over 25 years, he has also been involved in the business and promotion of sport. Ali's involvement in Right to Care will facilitate efforts to gain the support of high-profile people in the public eye and draw attention to Right to Care's contributions to managing the HIV epidemic.
Over the years, he has held numerous top management positions, among them Managing Director of Delta Distributors, the South African Cricket Union, and the United Cricket Board of South Africa. In 2004, he contracted to KPMG. He is also a Chairman of Seniors' Finance.
He holds honorary doctorates from Rhodes University and Wits University and is the recipient of many top awards, including one from the then South African President Nelson Mandela.