Dear ZA member,
At the ZA AGM on 9 December, I will be standing down from the Board of Trustees and not offering
myself for re-election. I joined the Board in 2007, so I have served for 10 years as a ZA Trustee. It is now time to step aside, and to let others take the ZA forward in its new form as a decentralised, self-managing organisation.
It has been a great privilege to serve the ZA and, while there have been ups and downs, and some
sad times, I have very much enjoyed the work and the friendships arising.
On the Board, I have worked in the Finance and General Purposes role, working closely with Sarah
on the running of the London office and the management of the accounts. Combined with being a
Trustee, I have filled the role of Company Secretary, making sure that the Board fulfils its
constitutional responsibilities and its statutory obligations to report to Companies House and the
Charity Commission. The Company Secretary is appointed by the Board, and my recommendation to
the new Board after the AGM, assuming he is re-elected as a Trustee, is that Edgar Muzawazi take up
the position. He is a member of the Finance and Governance Working Group, and well-qualified to
take on the responsibilities.
Thank you to everyone, fellow Trustees and members, for your friendship, warmth and solidarity. I
look forward to continuing as a ZA member, and to see the organisation continue to develop and to
support its membership and all Zimbabweans in a new era. Good luck, success and prosperity to all.
28 November 2017