Meet The Team


Mike Nightingale

Mike Nightingale, Dip Arch (Oxford Brookes) RIBA FRSA

South African-born, Mike is an architect and specialises in healthcare design. In 1989, he founded Nightingale Associates with the prime objective of promoting design excellence as the way to best satisfy client needs.

Mike was a founder member of Architects for Health and the RIBA Health Client Forum. He was the author of Better by Design, distributed as a design guide to all UK healthcare Trusts in 1994. He was the external examiner for the Medical Architectural Research Unit.

Mike is very interested in promoting fruitful collaboration between the different communities in Hout Bay to help identify solutions to the daily challenges they encounter.

Margherita Pierini

Margherita Pierini, SRN (Leeds General Infirmary) Dip Fine Arts AAM

Margherita was a registered nurse and started her working life at Leeds General Infirmary where she specialised in cancer care. She also worked at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, where she gained experience in paediatric care.

Margherita is a trustee of the Mike Nightingale Fellowship, and, as a frequent visitor to South Africa with a wide acquaintance, is looking forward to participating in the developing programme.

Nigel Draper

Nigel Draper, BSc (LSE) Dip HSM

Nigel is a very experienced health planner, specialising in facilitating the preparation of health facility design briefs, procurement process (especially PPP/ PFI and partnering solutions) and the development and evaluation of design solutions.

He worked in the UK and Australian health services before becoming a consultant some 25 years ago, where he was a director at, successively, Llewelyn-Davies, Secta and Tribal. Nigel has worked, and advised on all sectors of health services and all types of health buildings, and has undertaken assignments in more than 20 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australasia and North America.

David Chevins

David Chevins BA (Hons) CPFA

David is a qualified accountant, with extensive healthcare experience, in the public and private sectors, as an entrepreneur, management consultant, senior manager and non-executive director. Following 10 years in NHS finance, he became a management consultant with Deloitte. He established Secta in 1990 which grew into a leading specialist healthcare consulting business before being acquired in 2002 by Tribal Group plc.

From 2003 to 2006, David was Chief Executive of Tribal Group’s consulting division, and has subsequently worked as a freelance consultant, a programme director for Circle Health and for Finnamore. He focuses on strategic advice to boards, together with the development and implementation of corporate strategy.

He is now Executive Chairman and a founding Director of Hygeian, and a non-executive director of management consultancy Prospectus in Ireland.

Cherry Draper

Cherry Draper MA BA PGC

Cherry was a lecturer at an inner London further education college. Initially she taught business and secretarial subjects to students aged 16+, many of whom had English as a second language. With the introduction of National Vocation Qualifications she developed and ran vocational programmes in business administration.

After living in London for many years, Cherry moved to Oxfordshire and managed the Vocational Qualifications Centre at the Open University assessing and training candidates from employers as diverse as Virgin Trains, the Army and general practitioners surgeries. She was also a magistrate on the Oxfordshire bench for many years.