Len Deacon


Len Deacon Dip MktM, BComm(Hon), MPhil  

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Len Deacon is a dynamic and abundant systems thinking business man with years of hands-on experience which he now is using to empower people in business and life. Len, via LDA group, has developed a number of innovative solutions to meet companies strategic, operational and talent development needs.

In Len Deacon's past experience he has seen the Health Care Industry from every perspective. This experience has contributed to his dynamic wellness vision and his systemic approach to health care solutions that is currently transforming the concept of medical aid schemes for the 21st Century.

Len has made a significant contribution to the industry through his leadership of many industry forums and the delivery of his visionary papers at local and international conferences. Len Deacon entered the healthcare industry as Divisional Manager for the AMA in 1989. The company later became Southern Healthcare JV. Here his leadership spanned a wide range of scheme divisional needs culminating in his role as Group Fund Manager and Principal Officer for a number of Medical schemes including Anglo American.

In 1996 he moved to Sanlam in the Cape, one of South Africa’s financial services giants, as Senior Manager Sanlam Health and was later appointed Principal Officer and CEO of Topmed and Selfmed schemes. Len Deacon then became the Executive Strategic Partnerships and Marketing Manager for Bankmed where he introduced an impressive range of member and employer engagement, wellness and partnership innovations and contributed to the leadership, outstanding performance and strategic distinction of the scheme. Len was then for a short period the Principal officer of Topmed medical scheme.

Len Deacon is now CEO LDA Group of companies, an organisation that provides strategic services to the all sectors of the economy both in Africa and internationally since 2009.


Client Comments

LDA's informal yet very professional approach assisted unlocking great value from all and we highly recommend LDA and the full range of services they provided to us namely Strategic development workshops, implementation of the outcomes into to a practical electronic system.

Johan Struwig, Director, Namibia Plastics

Napotel experienced excellent service, delivery and meaningful outcomes form the sessions. The manner in which LDA facilitated the Workshops was extremely well received by participants and in particular the service post the Workshops was highly appreciated. LDA’s approach is certainly one of knowledge transfer and skill enhancement and they have provided us with ongoing inputs and supports post the sessions.

Ms LD Nashandhi, Chairperson - Napotel Medical Aid Fund, Namibia

The LDA leadership training program had an immediate positive impact on the employees of the Bank. It helped everyone refocus on the Bank’s Vision, Mission and execution of the Bank’ strategy. A noticeable result from my observation has been an improvement in communication and relations among employees and a feeling of purpose in their respective roles in DBN.

Martin Inkumbi, CEO - Development Bank of Namibia

We appointed LDA to assist with a restructuring and focused training program within our company. Their willingness to share experiences and expertise with us has resulted in a visible change in our company's management teams, direction and our service offering.

Callie Schafer, MD - Prosperity Health, Namibia

LDA recently conducted a strategic retreat session for NAMAF. I would like to stress that their duties were executed with professionalism, dedication, enthusiasm and accuracy at all times. This was noted with much appreciation and I would highly recommend LDA to any prospective client.

Gabriel Mbapaha, CEO - NAMAF, Namibia