Dr. George Partridge - Chairman

Dr. George Partridge joined the Board in June 2018 following Press Corporation plc’s acquisition of a 15% shareholding in Sunbird, previously owned by Mr Noel Hayes. He is the current Group Chief Executive Officer for Press Corporation plc. He has previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer for National Bank of Malawi plc prior to which he served in various capacities at the Reserve Bank of Malawi. Dr. Partridge was instrumental in the formation of the Institute of Bankers of Malawi, where he served as its first President. In his own right, Dr. Partridge has over the years served on a number of private and public sector boards and national economic advisory committees. Currently, he is Chairman of Malawi Airlines. In recognition of his achievements and service to society, he was awarded in 2015 an honorary Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree in Leadership and Management by the University of Malawi.

Mr Gladson Kuyeri

Mr Gladson Kuyeri is a Fellow and Chartered Marketer with a background in electronic Payment Systems, Telecoms and Retail Management. He holds a Master of Communications Management from the University of Strathclyde, UK and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Malawi. He is the current Chief Commercial Officer at Malawi Telecommunications Limited. He has held various senior positions in Business Development with Malawi Switch Centre Limited and Telekom Networks Malawi Limited. He has been on the Board since 2017.

Mrs Maureen Kachingwe

Mrs Maureen Kachingwe is a legal practitioner with an LLB (Hons) from the University of Malawi and MBA from the University of Hull (UK). She is the current Company Secretary for Illovo Sugar (Malawi) plc since 2017. Before joining Illovo, Mrs Kachingwe served as Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs as well as company secretary for Sunbird Tourism plc for a total of 23 years. She is specialized in corporate governance, Human Resource Management, Procurement and corporate finance.  She joined the Board in September 2020.

Dr Bernadette Malunga

Dr Malunga holds a PhD in Law from the University of Nairobi, School of Law, Kenya, obtained in 2018. She also holds a Masters in Women’s Law as well as an LLB (Hons) obtained from Chancellor College, University of Malawi. She is currently a lecturer in law at the Chancellor College having previously served as a Resident Magistrate and State Advocate in the Ministry of Justice. She has about 15 years of post-graduate experience in legal research focusing on women, gender and economic rights. She joined the Board in September 2020.

Mr Vilipo Munthali

Mr. Munthali is a seasoned chartered accountant. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the University of Malawi and MBA (Management College of Southern Africa), Gaborone, Botswana.  He is a Fellow, Chartered Professional Accountant- FCPA, Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA), he is a Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi, he is a Fellow, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - FCCA and a Member, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants – ACCA. He is the Managing Consultant at Swift Resources. He has previously held the position of Chief Finance Officer for First Capital Bank plc both in Malawi and Botswana. He has over 20 years’ experience in the banking sector. He joined the Board in September 2020.


Mr Chancy Simwaka

Mr. Simwaka is the current Secretary to Treasury in the Ministry of Finance Economic Planning and Development. Mr Simwaka has served the Government of Malawi in various senior capacities. He joined the Board in September 2020.


Mr Allan Hans Muhome

Mr Allan Hans Muhome is a Legal Practitioner of over 15 years’ corporate experience. He holds an LLB (Hons) and an MBA both from the University of Malawi. He has interest in commercial law and has authored three books on commercial aspects of the law in Malawi. He has served as secretary to the Board since 2017.

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