LOCAL BOARDS

In addition to our Global Board of Directors, the Local Boards include experts from various professional fields that advise and support the work of our teams in Africa (South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe) and in the UK.

Grassroot Soccer (UK) is a registered charity (no. 1135364) and a company limited by guarantee (no. 07120992) in England and Wales.

Nik Haigh, Chair

Director

Tristan Capital Partners

Nik Haigh was born in Cambridge, England and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Nik attended Cornell University where as a student athlete he compete...Read more

Precious Lunga

Head of Health

Econet Wireless

Precious Lunga is currently Head of Health at Econet Wireless, a global telecoms leader, where she has established a unit that leverages the mobile ph...Read more

Andy MacDonald

Chairman and Founder

Independiente Records

Andy Macdonald is Chairman and Founder of Independiente Records, which he set up in 1996. During this time the label has helped to forge careers for a...Read more

Farai Mahoya

Government Affairs and Patient Advocacy Manager

GlaxoSmithKline

Farai Mahoya is a Government Affairs and Patient Advocacy Manager for Emerging Markets at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Prior to this role she worked in GSK'...Read more

Thoko Majokweni

Special Director

Sexual Offense Unit National Prosecuting Authority

Thoko was appointed by the President of South Africa as the first female Special Director of Public Prosecutions in October 1999 under the Office of t...Read more

Mary-Jane Morifi

Global Campaign Lead

Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust Director of Corporate Affairs, Anglo Platinum

In both the business and nonprofit sectors, Mary-Jane Morifi has been a pillar of leadership and success. She has spent the bulk of her career with BP...Read more

Warren Parker

HIV/AIDS, Public Health and Communication Specialist

Dr. Parker is a consultant and expert in the fields of HIV/AIDS and public health. His work focuses heavily on the development of HIV/AIDS policies an...Read more

Chris Todd

Director and Attorney

Bowman Gilfillan Inc.

Chris is an accomplished attorney with 15 years of experience in employment law and public law dispute resolution. Mr. Todd began practicing as an att...Read more

Risana Zitha

Managing Director

Morgan Stanley

Risana is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Risana joined Morgan Stanley in 1999 as an Analyst in Investment ...Read more

Rajendra Pillay

Director, Group Governance: Shareholder Services

City of Johannesburg

In his role with the City of Johannesburg, Rajendra sits on the boards of the city’s eleven municipal-owned entities, representing the shareholder t...Read more

Holo Hachonda IV

Program Director

BroadReach HealthCare Zambia

Holo Hachonda IV has many years of experience in the global health communications and youth development fields. He previously served as Chief Technica...Read more

Mutinta Musokotwane-Chikopela

General Manager, Corporate Affairs

Konkola Copper Mines Plc

Ms. Musokotwane – Chikopela has held a wide variety of leadership positions in the entertainment, telecoms and banking industries working for Mondo ...Read more

Gerard Olsson

Co-Founder and Managing Director

ThinkMedia Ltd.

Gerard is a co-founder and Managing Director of Think Media Ltd., a company dealing with media procurement across 16 African countries. He is also Gen...Read more

Malunga Siwela

Retail Head

Airtel Monet, Airtel T/A Celtel Zambia Plc

Malunga has over fifteen years of demonstrated experience in Business Administration, Management, Sales and Distribution, Retail, Treasury, Financial ...Read more

Mr. Themba Ndlovu

Senior Teacher

Tennyson Primary School

Mr. T. Ndlovu has been in the Educational Service since 1988. He has served in various positions in these 27 years in service including being a Headma...Read more

Elizabeth Langa

Acting Chairperson

Zimbabwe Football Association Women’s League

Elizabeth Langa has been involved in football administration for more than 20 years and has held various positions at club and national level. She is ...Read more

Ms. Linda Magwaro, Secretary

Research Fellow and Lecturer

National University of Science and Technology

Ms. Linda Magwaro is a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) as well as a gender activist. She also...Read more

Sikhanyisile Magagula

Occupational Health Officer

Datlabs

Sikhanyisiwe Magagula is an Occupational Health Officer with Datlabs, a pharmaceutical company. She completed her Nursing Diploma at St. Lukes Hospit...Read more

Mrs. Sihle Ndlovu

Retired School Teacher

Mrs. Ndlovu had a 40 year career as a school teacher from 1967-2007. She began teaching in the rural areas and later moved to urban town in April 198...Read more

Cecilia Mudzana

Chairlady

Highlanders Royals

Cecilia Mudzana, or “Malunga” as she is popularily known, is an Honorable Member of the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA). She also became the ...Read more