Board of Trustees
Rachel Kupara is a Chartered Accountant with vast experience in the Financial Services Sector working for various companies at senior management positions, specifically Insurance and Banking; Agriculture & Agro-processing and manufacturing industries. She has served in Boards of several big Corporates. Currently she sits on boards of BAT Zimbabwe Limited, Dairibord Holdings Limited, Financial Securities Exchange (Finsec) as Chair, First Mutual Wealth Management, and Zimbabwe Insurance Brokers.
Kennedy Mugochi is an experienced Development expert whose career spans close to twenty years. Areas of expertise includes Programme/project management; development and implementation of complex multi-stakeholder initiatives; Human rights research and documentation; Local and international human rights and governance lobby and advocacy; Project monitoring and evaluation; Proposal writing and fundraising; Grant making and Team management. He is currently employed by HIVOS Foundation as the Interim Regional Director for Southern Africa with the overall responsibility of managing the regional office for Southern Africa. This includes overseeing programmes and projects, operations and staff in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. He holds a Doctorate in Development Studies.
Leif is a Danish national equipped with a background in farming, dairy and transport and logistics. He currently is the Managing Director of Kefalos Cheese Products (Pvt) Ltd a company he joined in 1997 as a Production Manager and rose through the ranks. Leif encapsulates a hands-on principle whose management approach is very unconventional and elicits self-actualization in his peers and subordinates, encouraging them to be out of the box thinkers and decision makers.
Tawanda is the Group Chief Financial Officer at Blue Agri B.V. He is a Chartered Accountant with considerable knowledge and experience in the financial services sector accumulated over a period spanning over 12 years. He has worked in the Meat, Horticulture and Assurance Sectors in both the local and international markets. His core strengths include capital raising, business reorganizations, strategic planning and monitoring, international financial reporting, internal controls and corporate governance among other skills sets.
Faith is the Managing Consultant of Novelsol Consulting; specialists in transfer pricing and other tax services - a business she founded in 2017. She holds an MBA from GIBS and is a qualified Chartered Accountant, with vast local and international experience in tax matters, accounting and auditing. Mrs Mberi recently served as a Trustee of Zimplats and the Mhondoro Ngezi Chegutu Zvimba Community Share Ownership Trust. She also served as a Board Member of Sable Foods
Julie is an executive manager with over 20 years experience working in economic development, specialising in rural livelihoods and market-based planning in Africa, Australia and South-East Asia. Key areas of expertise include project management and monitoring, strategic planning, business development, partnership brokering and private sector engagement. She is currently the SNV Country Director for Zimbabwe and Mozambique.