Murray McCartney has been a director of Weaver Press since it was founded in 1998. Prior to that, he was the Zimbabwe Programme Director of CUSO, a Canadian NGO providing technical and financial assistance in the fields of health, media and cooperative development. Before coming to Zimbabwe in 1983, he was the Administrator of the Africa Centre in Covent Garden, London.
Murray was elected to the LRF Board of Trustees in 2013 and is a member of the Publications Committee.
Emmanuel Jinda is the Founder and Managing Director of the Proserve Consulting Group a leading Human Resources Management and Corporate Governance solutions provider headquartered in Harare offering high level Management and HR services to a wide range of client organisations in Africa.
He holds a Joint Honors degree in Psychology and Sociology. He has vast experience in the field of Human Resources and General Management having worked for leading local and international Companies culminating in his appointment to the position of Human Resources Director for the BOC Group (Africa Operations) responsible for eight countries in the Sub- Saharan Africa region. He left formal employment to set up the Proserve Consulting Group in 1994
Emmanuel is a Director of several Companies in Zimbabwe in the Banking, Educational and Health Sectors. He is also a non- Executive Director of the Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS) organisation.
He was elected to the LRF Board of Trustees in 2014 and is a member of the Finance and Human Resources Committees.
Sam Mugumisi is an experienced HR practitioner who has worked in various sectors of the economy ranging from agro forestry, timber manufacturing, chemical/fertiliser, iron and steel making, and is currently working for a tobacco processing company in Harare.
A past IPMZ vice President in charge of Human Resources, he chairs the National Employment Council for the Banking Undertaking, a member of the CZI Council and its chairman for the Labour and Manpower Development Committee, board member for ZIMSEC. He also sits on the EMCOZ Labour Committee.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Administration from UZ, an MBA and IPMZ diplomas in Personnel Management and Training. He is currently reading for law with UNISA.”
Sam was elected to the LRF Board of Trustees in 2014 and is a member of the Human Resources and Public Interest & Advocacy Committees.
Emmanuel Ndebele is a Chartered Management Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant with vast experience in financial management of non-profit organisations. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy Honors degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Accountancy both from the University of Zimbabwe.
He has over 17 years in NGO financial management and grants management with reporting obligations across a wide section of funding sources. Since 2002 he has been Financial Controller for Southern Africa for Hivos Foundation, a Dutch international organization where he has undertaken several initiatives to improve the financial management and governance capacity of many non-profit organisations across the Southern African region and internationally.
Emmanuel was elected to the LRF Board of Trustees in 2014 and is a member of the Finance Committee.
Nancy Samuriwo is a registered legal practitioner and a Partner with Gill, Godlonton & Gerrans Legal Practitioners with a specialisation in Intellectual Property law. She is the current Chairperson of the Africa Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) Working Group which is tasked to formulate proposals for the improvement of the Banjul Protocol of Marks which has a current membership of 9 Anglophone African countries.
She holds a LLBS (Hons) from the University of Zimbabwe and has recently completed LLM with Unisa. She is married, with one daughter and has a wide range of interests which include a keen interest in the legal aspects of Assisted Reproductive Techniques(ART) which she is researching on in her spare time with the assistance of a South African corporate. She likes to read, write fiction and travel and also enjoys cooking and construction work which she does on a part time basis.
Nancy was elected to the LRF Board of Trustees in 2014 and is a member of the Human Resources and Publications Committees.
Katrina Wallace-Karenga is a development sector professional with over 20 years experience working in, consulting for and advising a broad range of public, private and civil society agencies in Zimbabwe and across Southern and Eastern Africa.
Katrina currently heads the Technical Services Unit for SAfAIDS, working to support Communication for Development projects on health rights issues across the region and producing both print and electronic materials for SAfAIDS programmes in Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Swaziland, Malawi and Lesotho.
Raised in Scotland, Katrina has a BSc in Natural Sciences from Glasgow University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management from the University of Zimbabwe and an MSc in Development Management from the UK’s Open University (the MBA of the non-for-profit sector). Katrina has also completed short courses in Creative Writing with the Open University towards an additional qualification in the Arts and Humanities.
In her spare time Katrina has sat on the Management Board of Harare City Library, part of the team overseeing the Library Renovation. Her love of literacy saw her bring storytelling back to the library through a volunteer programme started in 2010 at the library branches. Since 2013 Katrina has sought and received funding for and managed the events at the Children’s Reading Tent at the annual Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF) in Harare. Working with local artists Katrina updated the Children and Youth section of the main library building along rotten row into a fun and creative space for children and their families from across Harare and beyond.
Katrina was elected to the LRF Board of Trustees in 2013 and is a member of the Publications and Public Interest and Advocacy Committees, as well as the new Resource Mobilisation Committee.
Mark Warhurst is agraduate of the University of Natal with a BA LLB. Mark began his legal career with the Zimbabwean law firm Coghlan, Welsh and Guest where he became a partner in 1995. After 12 years in the profession, he moved into commerce to take up the position of Group Legal Advisor and Company Secretary to Clan Holdings Ltd, one of Zimbabwe’s largest transport companies, which later changed its name to Pioneer Corporation Africa Ltd, a public listed company.
After eighteen months in this position, Mark was appointed Managing Director of Clan Transport Co (Pvt) Ltd. In January 2008 he joined Origen Corporation (Pvt) Ltd as itsGroup Legal Advisor where he was also responsible for the organisation’s Administration and Human Resources functions. Mark joined up with his former colleague Obey Matizanadzo in January2011 to create the firm Matizanadzo & Warhurst which firm has since grown to 15 lawyers.
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Promise Ncube is a registered legal practitioner and the Senior Partner of Coghlan & Welsh Legal Practitioners since 2007. A holder of a Bachelor of Law Honours Degree (HBL) and a Bachelor of Law Honours Degree (LLB) with first class honours, Promise is a member of the Law Society of Zimbabwe and the Chairperson of the Law Society of Zimbabwe Compensation Fund Board of Trustees (since 2011 to date). He has a keen interest in Commercial Law practice and is a member of several Boards.
Promise was elected to the LRF Board of Trustees in 2017 and is a member of the Public Interest and Advocacy Committee.