Senior Executive Team


Bruce Forgrieve

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Bruce has founded multiple start-up technology companies in California, including two publicly-held firms. Over the last decade, he served as CFO and VP of Business Development at companies, such as Broadvision and Eloquent, and most recently as CEO of Playback Media and Spotlight Technology. Following his successful launch and scaling of Shout-it-Now, Bruce splits his time between San Francisco and Cape Town, where his passion is preventing the spread of HIV, educating youth and delivering 21st century health care services to South Africa’s rapidly growing middle and upper-middle classes.

Vincent Magwenya

Board Member

Vincent has 20 years of journalism and corporate communications experience with organisations such as Reuters Television, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the South African Broadcasting Corporation. He served as Spokesperson for South African President Jacob Zuma and also worked for Standard Bank Africa as Communications Director and the Standard Bank Group. Vincent is currently the CEO of Magna Carta, Africa’s leading reputation management consultancy. Magwenya holds a National Diploma from the Durban University of Technology in Video Technology with majors in Communications and Television Production.

Kathryn Pahl

Managing Director

Kathy is well known in the South African social development sector. She headed the social development department at Valkenberg Psychiatric hospital in Cape Town, was the CEO of Epilepsy South Africa, and more recently was a researcher within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cape Town, where she investigated the outcomes and impact of HIV and AIDS programmes in South African schools. She has consulted with a number of national non-profit organisations in areas of management and governance and co-founded Shout-it-Now.

Debbie Gebhardt

Chief Marketing Officer

Debbie held various senior marketing roles at premium liquor company Brandhouse (Diageo) before joining Levi Strauss South Africa as Marketing Director in 2006. She brings a wealth of experience in both classic and non-traditional youth marketing, and has successfully launched a number of new brands and brand extensions in South Africa. At Levi’s, she led an award-winning branded philanthropy initiative offering free HIV/AIDS testing in partnership with several NGOs including Shout-It-Now.

Duncan Westcott

Chief Financial Officer

Duncan was previously the CFO of Shout-It-Now and was also the CEO at International Full Facility Services Limited (IFFS) based in Grand Bay, Mauritius, which provides food and accommodation outsourcing expertise and support services to clients in countries including Namibia, the DRC, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Between October 2008 and May 2010, Duncan was the finance manager and director for Aspen Global Mauritius; previously he was an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a national staff partner (based in Johannesburg) and the Western Cape Transaction Services head partner (based in Cape Town).

William Taylor

Chief Technology Officer

William joined HealthTech Express after serving as IT Manager at Shout-It-Now, where he implemented the organisation’s online video education system and technologies to monitor the progress of clients. His experience includes tech support and design for biometrics services for tracking of clients, counselling using an online system, and audio recordings of client sessions for audit purposes. He previously served as IT
Manager and Senior Technical
Manager for a number of companies, including Rentokil Initial, Open House Information Technology, and the Western Province Blood Transfusion Service and has extensive experience managing development and support teams.