Immediate Past Chair
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Geratec (Capetown, South Africa)
A social worker by profession, Margie Van Zyl Chapman has worked for many years in the field of ageing, with a particular interest in long-term care and partnership development. She is passionate about networking, helping organisations to share their stories, and partnership development for the greater good. She joined GERATEC as their Director of Strategic Partnerships in March 2011. A member of many national working groups contributing to the development of policies and legislation in South Africa, she currently serves on the Board of Directors of IAHSA (International Association of Homes and Services for Ageing), is a member of the IFA (International Federation on Ageing), is the Founding Chairperson of the newly formed South African Care Forum, and is one of the founding members on the Board of Directors of CommonAge, the newly formed Association for Commonwealth Countries.