Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, (University of Zimbabwe) MSc Biotechnology and PhD Plant Molecular Biology (University of Cape Town)

Current employment:  General Manager, Tobacco Research Board

Work Experience: Tobacco Research Board

  • 2012 (1 November) – to date Acting General Manager
  • 2009 – 2012 Assistant General Manager – Research & Extension
  • 2002- 2009 Divisional Head, Molecular and Cell Biology
  • 1991-2002 Research Officer, Analytical Chemistry and Biotechnology Dept

Membership to other Boards:

  • Member, Seed-Co Limited: Feb 2011 to date
  • Chairperson, Quton Seed Company: April 2012 to date (Chairperson from May 2013)
  • Fellow, Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences: 2009 to date
  • Member, Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE): May 2012 to date
  • Chairperson, Biotechnology Trust of Zimbabwe: 2007 to date, Chairperson from October 2011
  • Member, Harare Institute of Technology: 2007 to date
  • Member, Advisory Board, Biology, Bindura University of Science Education: July 2012 to date
  • Member, Advisory Board. Chinhoyi University of Technology, School of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

Membership/Fellowship to Professional Bodies: Member – RAEIN-Africa National Working Group; Member SAZ, Technical Committee on GM Foods; Member – National Genetic Resources Committee; Member – Crop Science Society of Zimbabwe; Member – Zimbabwe Potato Micropropagation Association; International Society for Horticultural Science; Member – Association of South African Women in Science and Technology and Engineering; Member – Experimental Biology Group, South Africa.