Meet the Sithole
Board Of Trustees
Retired Bishop Chad Nicholas GandiyaChairperson
Bishop Chad is an ordained priest in the Anglican Church of the Province of Central Africa, and served as Bishop for the Diocese of Harare for nearly ten years before retiring at the end of 2018. He has served in the Anglican Communion as a theological educator, training Anglican priests at Bishop Gaul College in Harare, and mission partners for the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (USPG) and Anglican Mission Agency in Birmingham, UK, before their deployment to different parts of the world. He also served as a priest and Chaplain at Michigan State University, USA, where he was also a teaching assistant.
Senator Sekai HollandTrustee
Sekai is a retired politician who remains a human rights activist, peace advocate and a campaigner against torture. She is the co -founder of the Zimbabwe Peacebuilding Initiative. She is also a co-patron of Midlands State University’s FundRaising Committee, in Zimbabwe. Sekai is a founding member of Australasia’s Anti-Apartheid Movement as well as an activist in Aboriginal rights and other campaigns for liberation around the world, and served as member of the Chimurenga General Council of ZANU (1973 -1976) in her capacity as the Party’s Chief Representative in the Australasia region.
Makaita Noel MutasaTrustee
Maka is a Director at JSM Consulting, a chartered accountant’s practice in Zimbabwe, as well as a leadership and governance consultant to various international development initiatives with projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Maka has a strong passion for the urgent economic turnaround and democratic reorientation of Zimbabwe. He is currently the Executive Manager of the Foundation.
Dr. Easther Chigumira–ChiuraTrustee
Easther is a Consultant with the World Bank. Prior to this, she was a Senior lecturer and Consultant in the Department of Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Zimbabwe. She has extensive experience in research and development work in areas of land reform, agriculture and food systems, climate change and resilience building for several multilateral agencies and non - governmental organizations such as the UNDP, WFP, DANIDA, SIDA and CIAT.
Jessie Fungayi MajomeTrustee
Jessie is a prominent Zimbabwean lawyer who has an active interest in the good governance and human rights of Zimbabweans. She is currently a Commissioner of the constitutional Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission. Jessie retired from active politics in 2018 , after an illustrious political career in which she served as Deputy Minister for Justice & Legal Affairs and then Deputy Minister for Women Affairs, Gender & Community Development during the Government of National Unity She is the first and only woman lawyer to have been elected to the Parliament of Zimbabwe.
Siphikelelo (“Phike”) SitholeTrustee
Phike is the eldest child of Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole and a retired social worker, whose career spanned industry, government and state agencies in the USA, UK and Zimbabwe. During Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle while studying in Britain and the USA, she was the conduit through which some of the Reverend’s letters were smuggled out of prison and conveyed to recipients including Herbert Chitepo, Dr. Edson Sithole, Edward Heath (former Prime Minister of Britain) and Sir Douglas Home (former Foreign Secretary for Britain) and many others.
Simbaimuchimurenga (“Simbai”) ChizengeniTrustee
Simbai is a grandson of Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole. He currently works for a global semiconductor company and is responsible for financial oversight of its early stage foundry business. Prior to this, he was a merchant banker for +15 years where he worked in capital markets investment research, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity in New York City and Johannesburg, South Africa. He was a founding member of Standard Chartered Bank’s Africa private equity business and has established several financial services businesses in the southern African region.