BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PADENGA AGRIBUSINESS (PVT) LTD
Evlyn is a highly respected and experienced Chartered Accountant. She has worked for a number of companies, including Delta Corporation Limited, Star Africa Corporation Limited and African Consolidated Resources Limited, as Chief Financial Officer. She sits on the Boards of Padenga Holdings Limited, Schweppes Holdings Africa Limited, Standard Chartered Bank Zimbabwe Limited, First Mutual Holdings Limited and First Mutual Properties Limited and chairs their respective Board Audit Committees.
Chief Executive Officer
Gary completed his tertiary education at the University of Zimbabwe, where he attained a Master of Science (Tropical Resource Ecology) degree in 1982. He served in the Terrestrial Branch of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife
Management between 1979 and 1987. Gary’s experience in the intensive husbandry of wildlife species dates back to 1988 when he joined the Lonrho Zimbabwe Group. He was engaged as Chief Executive Officer of what was then the Niloticus Division of Innscor in 2000. That entity unbundled from Innscor in November 2010 through a listing on the ZSE to become Padenga Holdings Limited and Gary served as its Chief Executive Officer from that date until standing down in August 2023 following the 100% acquisition of the Mining Division. He continues to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the newly formed Agribusiness subsidiary.
Chief Financial Officer
Owen is a Chartered Accountant (Zimbabwe) and holds a B.Com (Accounting) degree from the National University of Science and Technology, a B.Compt Honors degree from the University of South Africa as well as an MBA from Regenesys Business School. Owen served his articles with PricewaterhouseCoopers and moved to Hippo Valley Estates Limited where he ultimately served as Finance Director before joining Padenga in 2022. Owen has 13 years working experience in the agriculture industry.
Michael has been involved with the companies that preceded Innscor since 1982 and has held a number of executive positions within the Innscor Group since his appointment as a Director in 1994, including a period during which he served as Group Chief Executive Officer. He currently sits on three Committees of the Innscor Board. At various stages he has been a Director of companies that previously constituted the Agro-Processing Division of Innscor (namely Niloticus Division and Colcom Holdings Limited), as well as National Foods Holdings Limited.
He now serves as the Group Chief Executive Officer of Padenga Holdings Limited.
Oliver completed his tertiary education at the University of Zimbabwe where he attained a Bachelor of Accountancy Honours degree. He served his articles of Clerkship with the then Coopers and Lybrand and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Since that time, he has worked for Lonrho Africa Limited, and Manica Africa, heading up their audit departments. Oliver joined Innscor in 1999 and was tasked with setting up Innscor’s internal audit department before leaving to join First Mutual Zimbabwe in 2001. He re-joined Innscor in 2004 as the Financial Director of their Niloticus Division and has continued in a similar position since the Company was separately listed in 2010. He now serves as the Group Chief Finance Officer of Padenga Holdings Limited.
Oliver also sits on the Board of Dallaglio (Pvt) Ltd as a non-executive Director.
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