The managing director in Accenture South Africa’s Health & Public Service (H&PS) operating group, Livingstone Chilwane is responsible for Accenture's services to the country’s healthcare providers, government and public service agencies.
Apart from driving profitability, Livingstone is firmly focused on enhancing H&PS’s penetration of key growth markets. He believes that growing the group’s non-traditional revenue streams goes hand-in-hand with maintaining and enhancing the company’s presence in existing business areas.
With healthcare and public service delivery becoming increasingly complex, Livingstone is positive about the large-scale impact Accenture can have in this key sector. He anticipates that the current pressure on governments to deliver more to citizens, with fewer resources, will continue to grow. In South Africa specifically, there is a pressing need to deliver equal services to a growing population and he believes government will need to rely more heavily on technological innovation if it is to streamline delivery and operate more efficiently.
Livingstone has more than 26 years’ experience in management and information technology consulting and is an Accenture alumnus, having worked for the company early in his career.
Before assuming his current position with Accenture in August 2012, Livingstone served as managing director of Diebold South Africa (a global provider of integrated self-service, security systems and services), where he drove exponential growth and cemented the company’s position as a leader in the domestic market. Livingstone also served as the managing executive for Managed Accounts at Gijima and was general manager of the Public Sector at SAP South Africa.
He is the chair of the ICT steering committee of the Film and Publications Board and a member of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa. He is also a former deputy chairperson and national executive committee member the Black IT Forum.
Livingstone holds an honours degree in computer science from the University of Limpopo and a Master of Commerce degree in information systems from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Away from work, Livingstone spends as much time as possible with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys the theatre and is a self-confessed tennis and soccer fanatic. He also indulges in the occasional round of golf, but admits that he is still perfecting his game.