African Sun

Board of Directors

ALEX MAKAMURE

ALEX MAKAMURE | CHAIRMAN

Mr. Alex Makamure was appointed African Sun Limited Board Chairman with effect from 29 June 2018. Mr. Makamure has been a member of the African Sun Board for the past six years having joined on the 17th of October 2012. Prior to his appointment as Board Chairman, Mr. Makamure served as the Finance and Audit Committee Chairman. A Chartered Accountant by training, Mr. Makamure is the Company Secretary and Group Treasurer for Delta Corporation Limited and has experience in Accounting, Treasury Management, Taxation, Procurement and Logistics Management, Corporate Administration among other professional spheres. He sits on the Boards of Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited and other Delta affiliates

EMMANUEL ANESU FUNDIRA

EMMANUEL ANESU FUNDIRA | NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr. Fundira was appointed to the Board of African Sun Limited on the 17th of October 2012. He is a holder of BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance, MBA degree in Finance and Strategic Management and a Diploma in Marketing as well as other qualifications attained from various Universities. He is the Founder of a diversified tourism based leisure group with interest in photographic and non-photographic safaris operating on the shores of Lake Kariba and in the Victoria Falls.

Mr. Fundira is a past recipient of the Private Sector Tourism Personality of the Year Award (2009), the ZTA Tourism Image Builder of the Year Award (2010) and the ZTA Tourism Personality of the Year Award (2010).
\He sits on the Safari Club International (SCI) Board and the African Wildlife Consultative Board (AWCF) as well as serves as a Trustee of several charitable organisations.

NYARADZO G MAPHOSA

NYARADZO G MAPHOSA | NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Miss Maphosa was appointed to the African Sun Limited Board on the 17th of October 2012. A registered Legal Practitioner, Conveyancer, Notary Public and a Partner with Sawyer and Mkushi, Miss Maphosa has been in practice for the past 12 years were she is attorney of record for several reputable financial institutions in Zimbabwe. She is also affiliated with the Institute of Bankers Zimbabwe and specializes in International Corporate Law and Finance. Miss Maphosa sits on several Boards and Trusts including Hillbrass P/L (Kintyre Estates), Tumaini and S.A.I.D Trust (Int).

BRETT CHILDS

BRETT CHILDS | NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr. Childs was appointed to the African Sun Limited Board on the 16th of March 2017. A Chartered Accountant originally from Zimbabwe, Brett is a business veteran with 25 years experience in capital raising, IPOs, managing investments and corporate exits. Brett spent 15 years in London, where he helped to build a successful venture business, listed assets on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Helsinki Stock Exchange (HEX). Mr. Childs is the Chief Executive Officer of the major shareholder, Brainworks Capital Management (Private) Limited having joined in June 2016 as a Non-Executive Director.

PETER SAUNGWEME

PETER SAUNGWEME | NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Peter is a Chartered Accountant (Zimbabwe). He holds Bachelor of Accounting Science Honours and Bachelor of Accounting Science degrees from the University of South Africa (UNISA), Certificate of Theory in Accounting (CTA) and an Advanced Diploma in Auditing. He was previously the Financial Controller for Ecobank Zimbabwe Limited and Chief Finance Officer at Cell Holdings (Private) Limited - a holding company with subsidiaries and associates with interests in short term and medical insurance. Before assuming the role of the Chief Finance Officer at Brainworks Limited, Peter was the Finance Director at Dawn Properties.


 Peter has vast external audit background in the banking, insurance, tourism and power generation sectors having worked as an Auditor Manager for both KPMG Zimbabwe Inc. and KPMG Namibia Inc. for a combined period of 5 years. He also sits on the Board of Directors for GetBucks Microfinance Bank Limited and  Dawn Properties Limited.

EDWIN TIMOTHY SHANGWA

EDWIN TIMOTHY SHANGWA | MANAGING DIRECTOR

Ed was appointed to the position of Managing Director on 17 September 2015, having acted in the same position for six months. He has experience in the tourist and hospitality industry spanning over 30 years, accounting, corporate governance and company secretarial after having begun his career with African Sun Limited as a Trainee Accountant. Prior to taking up his current position he was a Finance Director of one of the subsidiaries as well as the Company Secretary.

Ed holds a Master in Business Administration degree, Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies, Certificate in Management from Nottingham Business School, United Kingdom. He holds a Diploma in Accountancy, a Fellow Member of the Institute of Administration and Commerce of Southern Africa (FIAC) (Z), SA and is an Associate Member of the Hotel and Catering International Management Association (AHCIMA).

BELIEVEMORE HATINZWANI DIRORIMWE

BELIEVEMORE HATINZWANI DIRORIMWE | FINANCE DIRECTOR

Believe is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ), South Africa Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

He has been with the Group for (7) seven years and has a wealth of experience in Financial Management, Corporate Finance and Financial Reporting. Believe has been instrumental in the Group’s capital raising initiatives, new projects appraisals and openings, and SBU performance management.

Prior to taking up the position of Finance Director he was the Corporate Finance Manager and before that the Group Accountant. Believe served his articles of clerkship with Astra Industries Limited.

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