Board of Directors
Herbert Nkala – Non-Executive Chairman
Herbert Nkala is a Businessman and a Marketing Consultant with many local and international assignments. Herbert is a holder of a
Bachelor of Science Honours Degree from the University of Wales (U.K.) and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the
University of Zimbabwe. His leadership career in the corporate world began as a Technical Executive with Dairibord Zimbabwe and
he subsequently became the Marketing Director for the same company and later joined Delta as Marketing Director for the National
Breweries of Zimbabwe. He continued his leadership growth as Chief Executive Officer and led the transformation of the then Zimbabwe
Tourism Investment Company to Rainbow Tourism Group Limited, culminating in its listing on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE)
with Accor of France as the anchor shareholder. He is currently the Chairman of the boards of FBC Holdings Limited and OK
Zimbabwe Limited, both of which are listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE). Herbert is a former chairman of African Sun
Limited, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Astra Holdings amongst many other Public and Private entities. He is also a trustee
of the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Foundation.
Timothy James Graham Fennell - Chief Executive Officer
Timothy is a highly trained and experienced farmer and business leader, with a passion for developing people and Zimbabwean agriculture.
A product of Peterhouse, Timothy received tertiary education in Zimbabwe and South Africa. His father was instrumental in establishing
the coffee research and the coffee mill in Chipinge and Mutare, and Timothy established his own farming operations in the Chipinge
area growing Macadamia nuts and coffee.
Timothy was involved in consultancy work in various parts of the world and helped Tanganda establish its Macadamia and Avocado
project initially as a consultant and then in a managerial role. He has led the transformation of Tanganda from a loss-making single crop
tea Company to a profitable and diversified entity. He was also instrumental in transforming the beverage division tea packaging by
bringing in world class packaging machinery from Germany and Italy.
Henry Nemaire - Finance Director
Henry is a Chartered Certified Accountant and a registered public accountant who served his articles with Deloitte and Touche. He is also
the holder of a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) Degree from the University of Zimbabwe and a Master of Professional Accountancy
from the University of London. Prior to joining Tanganda, Henry worked at the Lonrho Agribusiness Unit, The Wattle Company and
Manica Board & Doors both involved in exports of processed forestry products.
Henry has lectured Tax Law & Practice at Africa University and Zimbabwe Open University and is a non-executive director of listed
Fidelity Life Assurance Company of Zimbabwe and a Trustee of the Development Trust of Zimbabwe.
Kwirirai Chigerwe - Beverage & Marketing Director
Kwirirai holds a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Agricultural Engineering from University of Zimbabwe, Masters in Business
Administration from University of Zimbabwe, Masters in Leadership and Management from University of Zimbabwe and various
quality management systems training certifications. He is currently studying for a Masters in Food Processing Systems Technology with
University of Zimbabwe.
Kwirirai joined Tanganda as a Factory Manager in January 2002 and rose through the ranks to Director of Beverages & Marketing, where
he has overseen the development of a diversified product range and modernisation of production. Prior to joining Tanganda, Kwirirai was involved in quality systems management as well as research and development in the engineering sector.
Stewart Philip Cranswick – Independent Non-Executive Director
Stewart had a distinguished career as a stockbroker in Johannesburg. He brings a wealth of business insights having significant experience
in a wide range of industries from travel and tourism to property and farming in various countries over 20 years including operating a
successful hotel business in Africa and Australia.
He is a director of Meikles Limited and was previously a director of African Sun Limited.
Livingstone Takudzwa Gwata – Independent Non-Executive Director
Livingstone is a holder of a Bachelor of Administration from the University of Zimbabwe and has thirty-seven years of regional and international banking experience, spanning all facets of Corporate, Retail and Merchant banking. He held various executive director positions within the Standard Chartered group in Zimbabwe, Europe, the Far East and several African countries.
In 1998, Livingstone joined First Banking Corporation Limited as Managing Director and steered the privately-owned bank to a profitable public listed diversified financial services group, FBC Holdings Limited, from where he retired as Chief Executive Officer in 2011. Livingstone was appointed to the board of ABC Holdings Limited, in September 2015, and became Chairman in December 2018.
He is a member of the Risk Committee of the board. Livingstone has held directorships and leadership positions in several Zimbabwean and multinational companies, including founder Chairmanship of the Rainbow Tourism Group Limited and University of Zimbabwe Council, Vice Chairman of MasterCard International Limited, Middle East and Africa and President of the Institute of Bankers of Zimbabwe. He was the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Zimbabwe until April 2021 and is currently the Chairman of the Zimbabwe Open Golf Committee.
Simon James Hammond – Independent Non-Executive Director
Simon is a Chartered Accountant and seasoned business leader. He joined the Old Mutual Group in 1999 and served in various positions
including Group Finance Director for Zimbabwe, Chief Operating Officer for Old Mutual Africa and Managing Director for CABS, a
position he held until retirement in March 2020. Prior to joining Old Mutual, Simon was a Partner at KPMG Zimbabwe from 1989 to
1999 and is a past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (“ICAZ”).
Simon has held various positions of responsibility for ICAZ, is a past director of Delta Corporation Limited and is the chairman of the Executive Committee of Peterhouse Group of Schools. He is also a director of Meikles Limited, Zimswitch Holdings Limited, RMI Holdings Limited and Old Mutual Insurance Company Limited.
Rufaro Audrey Maunze – Independent Non-Executive Director
Rufaro is a seasoned business leader, Inclusive Finance Expert and Executive Management Consultant with experience working in Zimbabwe, Australia, and several countries across sub-Saharan Africa focusing on inclusive finance, strategic operations, change management, and socio-economic development. She holds both a Specialized Masters’ in Coaching & Consulting for Change from HEC Paris & Oxford SAID Business Schools and a Masters’ in Development Finance from Stellenbosch Business School and is also a qualified Chartered Accountant. She also holds a Certificate in Impact Investing from Oxford SAID Business School.
Rufaro started her career in Assurance & Audit with Deloitte and worked for several global offices before moving into the Australian banking sector where she held various leadership roles. She has also held National and Regional leadership roles for international development organisations including TechnoServe and Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSDA) focusing on entrepreneurship, inclusive finance, social enterprise and agriculture for the rural poor, women and youth.
Rufaro is a Non-Executive Director for OK Zimbabwe Limited, Imara Fiduciary (Private) Limited, and is also the Chairperson for the
Women’s Chartered Accountants Network (WeCAN) in Zimbabwe. In the past she also sat on the board of directors of Imara Asset Management Zimbabwe (Private) Limited, Imara Edwards Securities (Private) Limited, Nedbank Zimbabwe Limited and Cold Storage Company of Zimbabwe.
Matthew John Stewart Moxon – Independent Non-Executive Director
Matthew is a holder of a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Stellenbosch University and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Cape Town.
He joined Shoprite Checkers (Proprietary) Limited in their Management Training programme and after a stint in project management and operations within their Mozambique Division Matthew joined Meikles Limited in 2017. He is Managing Director of Thomas Meikle Properties with properties across major cities of Zimbabwe.
Sharon Nyasha Kodzanai – Company Secretary
Sharon has in excess of twenty years working experience in Finance and Administration. She is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators in Zimbabwe and is a certified member of the Public Accountants and Auditors Board. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Gloucestershire. Since joining Tanganda in 2005 she held various accounting positions before being recently promoted to Company Secretary from her previous role as Finance Manager. Prior to joining Tanganda, Sharon worked for a horticultural Export Processing Zone registered enterprise, Kondozi Estate and has also worked in the hospitality industry at Leopard Rock Hotel.