Our Team

NewThinking Development is managed by a Board of Directors, who provide direction and strategic leadership. This ensures accountability and effectiveness. The board of directors are the following:

Theophilous Chiviru: He is a governance expert with global and regional experience. Currently he provides policy and strategic support to Governments and civil society in Africa and Middle East with the Open Government Partnership (OGP). Prior to joining OGP he worked as a Policy Manager on Transparency and Accountability at ONE Campaign leading global and regional policy development and advocacy. He has led and supported research, advocacy and policy programs for organisations such as Institute for Democracy in Africa (Idasa), Catholic Bishops’ Conference and, Save the Children. He has experience working with multilateral institutions like the EU, AU and UN on policy development. Theophilous holds an honours degree in Development Studies from Midlands State University and a MPhil Multidisciplinary Human Rights from the University of Pretoria.

Hakima Haithar: She is a development practitioner with fifteen years. Her experience ranges from human rights, philanthropy, democracy and migration work. Hakima has worked with institutions such as; the Ford Foundation, Amnesty International South Africa and Idasa amongst others. She has managed and monitored sub grants in the various sectors in the region. Implemented programs in Swaziland, conducted research on migration in South Africa as well as managed sensitive projects in Zimbabwe. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Public and Development Management from Wits School of Governance as well as a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Migration studies from the University of Witwatersrand. She is passionate about migration issues and more especially-the plight of refugees and asylum seekers.

Lloyd Runganga: He is a seasoned Human Capital Leader who has led various teams from diverse backgrounds. He has over 12 years of experience working in management consultancy, research and not for profit industries. He has been involved in the ddevelopment and monitoring of Human Resources (HR) systems including staffing designs, remuneration systems, human capital performance maximization, benefits solutions etc. Lloyd has also led and collaborated with other HR professionals across global and regional teams in improving policy, standards and HR capacity. Lloyd is passionate about the development and management of HR systems, organisational governance, data for decision making and performance focused objectives. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Gordon Institute of Business Science: GIBS, Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Human Resource Management from Midlands State University, Leadership and Management Program (University of Washington) and an Advanced Labour Law Certificate (University of Pretoria).

Gwadamirai Majange: She is a development communication expert with over 10 years of experience. She has experience working in advocacy, public health communication, as well campaigns across the African continent. She currently serves as a Campaigns Manager for Africa at the ONE Campaign. Prior to joining ONE she worked as a Senior Communications Specialist for a USAID-funded project at Management Science for Health as well as a Communications and Media Officer for the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa, Gwadamirai holds a Masters in Development Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, a postgraduate diploma in Media and Communication and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Economic History from the University of Zimbabwe.

Tafadzwa Kuvheya: She is the current National Coordinator at Publish What You Pay (South Africa) where she is leading a campaign on Mandatory Disclosures and Beneficial Ownership Disclosures. She previously was the Project Coordinator at International Alliance on Natural Resources in Africa (IANRA). IANRA is a network of over 50 not-for-profit organizations in 18 African countries working towards the promotion of human rights and justice for mining-affected communities. Tafadzwa has vast experience in transparency, accountability and governance of natural resources concentrating on the extractives sector regionally and internationally. She has played key roles in coalition-building in extractives in Southern Africa and parts of West and East Africa. She has a bachelor’s degree in social sciences (Psychology and Economics) and a Master’s Degree in Peace and Governance both attained from Africa University.