Talking Investments with Coronation Webinar Series
Welcome to our brand-new series of Talking Investments conversations. These free, fireside-chat style webinars are delivered virtually to registered guests.  
Conversation #8
WITH Professor David Salisbury

Chasing the herd: Insights from global vaccine expert.

Tuesday, 23 February 2021
11h00 to 12h00 [SAST]

We will be applying for CPD accreditation for this event.

Speaker Lineup

Conversation #8

Professor David

With extensive experience in the development and implementation of global immunisation and vaccine programmes, UK-based Prof. Salisbury is well qualified to comment on the current Covid-19 vaccine landscape.

He provides insight into issues such as the impact of new viral variants on vaccination efficacy, the global vaccine rollout trajectory for 2021, and the likely challenges associated with South Africa’s vaccination strategy in the pursuit of herd immunity.

Prof. Salisbury was Director of Immunisation at the Department of Health in London until 2014, where he led a multidisciplinary team and was responsible for the implementation of the national immunisation programme, as well as lecturing nationally and internationally on many aspects of immunisation, focusing on the challenges of introducing new vaccines.

He continues to work extensively with the World Health Organization (WHO) on the Global Programme for Vaccines and was the Chair of the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Vaccines from 2005 to 2010. Prof. Salisbury also has extensive experience in global health security, having co-chaired a G7 working group on Pandemic Influenza, and currently serves on advisory boards for four European Commission-funded vaccine research projects.

He has written around 100 publications on immunisation and paediatric topics and is currently a consultant at David Salisbury Consulting as well as Chair of the Board of the Jenner Vaccine Foundation and President of the International Association of Immunisation Managers.

Professor Salisbury was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2001 for his services to immunisation.

Conversation #8

Chasing the herd: Insights from global vaccine expert Professor David Salisbury.

Conversation #8

Global vaccine expert Professor David Salisbury.

Tuesday, 23 February 2021
11h00 to 12h00 [SAST]

We will be applying for CPD accreditation for this event.

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Conversation #7


Keki Mistry is Vice Chairman & CEO of India’s Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) – one of India’s largest providers of housing finance.

Much like South Africa, India has traditionally had high levels of poverty and a low rate of home ownership. While the reasons for this differ, both countries are seeing the demand for affordable housing increase, given the steady movement of people to urban areas. India has been innovative in its structure and policy design to improve the affordability of home ownership.

With four decades of experience in the housing finance market, and as the head of HDFC, Mr. Mistry brings a nuanced understanding of opportunities emerging in the affordable housing market amid a global economy indelibly marked by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mr Mistry has played a critical role in the successful transformation of HDFC into one of India's leading financial services conglomerates by facilitating the formation of companies including HDFC Bank Ltd., HDFC Asset Management Company Ltd., HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Ltd, and HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Ltd.

Mr Mistry is on the Board of Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., and Torrent Power Ltd. He is a Member of the Primary Market Advisory committee constituted by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), and was a Member of the Corporate Governance Committee constituted by SEBI in 2017. Mistry was also Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Corporate Governance Committee 2016-17 to 2017-2018. He is currently the Chairman of the CII National Council on Corporate Governance.

Mr Mistry has received several important recognitions, including being awarded CEO of The Year in the banking, financial services, and insurance category at the 2019 CNBC-AWAAZ CEO Awards - instituted to honour India’s most powerful corporate leaders, 'BMA Management Man of the Year 2016' at the 37th Bombay Management Association (BMA) and 'Best Independent Director Award 2014' by the Asian Centre for Corporate Governance & Sustainability.

Conversation #6


Gideon is Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator at leading global publication the Financial Times (FT), and offers rare insight into the complex dynamics of politics, economics and globalisation as they play out across the globe in a world forever changed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The past 40 years of world history has been built around globalisation. But that world is seemingly fast disappearing. In the final countdown to the US presidential elections, Gideon will draw on his extensive travels and remarkable access to world leaders to provide an unparalleled insider’s view of this event as well as other global conflicts, international relations, as well as the threats and opportunities these pose for a post Covid-19 world.

He has been chief foreign affairs commentator for the FT since 2006. Prior to joining the FT, he worked for The Economist for 15 years as a foreign correspondent and business editor.

Gideon was awarded the 2016 Orwell Prize for journalism, the UK’s most prestigious prize for political writing, as well as the 2016 European Press Prize: Commentator Award. He has also authored two books and is a regular broadcaster for the BBC and CNN, among others.

Conversation #5

Dr Stephen

Stephen Ostroff MD is an infectious diseases expert whose previous roles include Deputy Director of the US National Center for Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine.

At the CDC, Dr Ostroff focused on emerging infectious diseases, food safety, and the coordination of complex outbreak responses. He has also served as the acting FDA Commissioner on two occasions, as well as the FDA's Chief Scientist. The Office of the Chief Scientist works closely with FDA's product centers, providing strategic leadership and support for the FDA's regulatory science and innovation initiatives.

Dr Ostroff graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1981 and completed residencies in internal medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and preventive medicine at CDC. He serves on the Chainvu advisory board and as a medical sciences trustee at United States Pharmacopeia.

In our discussion with Dr Ostroff, we will tackle a wide range of topics related to the COVID-19 virus, including its epidemiology, potential therapeutics, as well as the development timeline for a successful vaccine.

Conversation #5

Unpacking COVID-19 with US-based infectious disease expert Dr Stephen Ostroff.

Conversation #4


Returning from Australia to her native South Africa to step into the role of Anglo American Platinum CEO in April 2020, Natascha has taken the helm of one of the world’s most prominent platinum miners.

Handed the considerable challenge of leading a company with a vast underground workforce operating in confined spaces through the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, she draws on her 28 years of operational experience from across the mining industry.

Among her experience is six years at Lonmin, where, as Executive Vice President of Processing, she experienced perhaps one of her most profound professional challenges during the Marikana Mine incident. She continues to draw on the learnings from this today.

A highly accomplished metallurgical engineer who grew up in a North West mining town, Natascha also sits on the Anglo American Platinum Board and the Group Management Committee of Anglo American plc. Prior to this, she spent six years as Group Head of Processing for Anglo American.

Natascha holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from North-West University – as one of only eleven women in her class - and an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Cape Town.

Conversation #3


Jon is a previous speaker at our annual Talking Investments with Coronation Conference and is president and founder of Emerging Advisors Group, an emerging market economic consultancy serving the global fund management and financial industries. His group provides analysis of economic and market trends across 50 countries on six continents, with a special emphasis on China’s role across these countries.

Jon is the former Global Emerging Market Economist at UBS Investment Bank, where he worked for nearly a decade. He has also worked at Goldman Sachs as well as the International Monetary Fund, where he served as Resident Representative in both China and Russia.

Jon was awarded an MA and PhD candidacy in economics from Harvard University and is fluent in Russian and Mandarin Chinese.

Conversation #2


Chloe McKenzie is the founder and CEO of On a Wealth Kick, where she advises institutions and Fortune 500 companies on attracting and retaining new and more diverse clientele demographics through more accessible and inclusive financial practices. She is also the founder and CEO of BlackFem, Inc., a nonprofit with a mission to transform school-based learning so that girls of colour in underserved communities are empowered with skills, habits, and resources to build and sustain wealth.

Chloe is known for fighting wealth inequality with her fierce yet down-to-earth and humorous approach to financial literacy. Her mission is to empower historically marginalised people to take financial control of their lives. Her ultimate goal is to revolutionise the financial services industry and education system.

Women in focus: Conversation #1


Caster Semenya is an Olympic gold medallist and a South African icon of resilience and prevailing against staggering odds. She is a woman whose dedication to her craft and self-belief have powered her to the top of the international middle-distance running rankings, having a profound influence on a generation of budding young South African athletes.

Outside of the athletics arena, her authenticity, compassion and determination serve as an inspiration to all. This is especially true in the time of Covid-19, when we need, more than ever, to find the courage to rise above our individual circumstances.

Talking Investments webinar series

Why You Should
Join Us

For the past 15 years, Talking Investments has been our annual thought-leadership conference, offering Coronation’s clients the opportunity to network and listen to preeminent global experts across a diversity of fields. Despite the challenges presented by prolonged social distancing, we have kept the spirit of this popular event alive by converting it into a series of virtual discussions to be held over the next six months. A noteworthy difference is that our in-person events were by invitation only, while the Talking Investments webinar series is open to all registered guests.

Topical conversations will provide valuable insights into many of the key issues we are facing today – both locally and globally.

We will highlight extraordinary people, their incredible stories and how they positively impact our society. Our aim is to stay connected, and to keep sharing knowledge and experiences that will inspire and uplift us all in this disrupted time.

Contact us

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