Associate Prof Tamara Kredo holds the position of Director of the Health Systems Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council. She is a clinical epidemiologist leading research in the field of health policy and clinical guidelines methods. She trained as a medical doctor, specialising in Clinical Pharmacology, and completed a PhD in Public Health. Tamara is dedicated to enhancing credible, transparent evidence-informed healthcare decision-making, particularly in lower resources settings, such as in Africa. Tamara has fulfilled several leadership roles, including founding the sub-Saharan African regional network, Cochrane Africa in 2017. Among many highlights, she co-leads the South African GRADE Network; consults to WHO as a guideline methodologist; was a co-opted Trustee of the Guidelines International Network Governing Board; was the host and chair of the local organizing committee for the the Global Evidence Summit in 2017; and in 2020 was elected to the Cochrane Board.