The Board

The size of the Board is dictated by the Articles of Association, which permit a maximum of twelve directors. Currently the Board is chaired by an independent non-executive director. Non-executive directors introduce an independent view to matters under consideration and add to the breadth and depth of experience of the Board. All the non-executive directors are considered to be independent in character and judgment. Adequate ‘directors and officers’ insurance cover has been purchased by the company to meet any material claims against directors. Board meetings are held at least quarterly and whenever else circumstances necessitate. Directors are invited to add items to the agendas for Board meetings.

  • Themba N Sibanda [B. Acc (Z), CA (Z)] - Director

    Non-Executive Board Chairman
    Director Since: 2003
    Edgars Stores Limited Committee Membership:
    Remuneration Committee
    Other Directorships: Phoenix Consolidated Industries

    Themba was appointed to the Board in 2003. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree and is a Chartered Accountant. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Zimbabwe and also a non-executive director of Phoenix Consolidated Industries.

  • Raymond Mlotshwa [BA] - Director

    Non-Executive Director
    Director Since: 1998

    Raymond joined the company in 1981 and rose through the ranks to become Group Managing Director in September 1999, a year after his appointment to the board in 1998. He served in the Edgars board as an executive director for eleven years, until his retirement on 31 March 2010. He was subsequently appointed non-executive director on 1 April 2010.

  • Linda Masterson [FCIS] - Director

    Group Managing Director
    Director Since: 1991

    As Group Managing Director, Linda is the leader of the Group and reports directly to the Board of Directors. Her job is to provide leadership and to bring about the recovery and expansion of the group. She is responsible for developing the strategies that will achieve recovery / expansion and ensuring the efficient execution of those strategic objectives.

    Linda followed a financial career in manufacturing before joining Edgars as Group Financial Director in 1988. After joining the company, she spent the next twenty years alternating between various Edgars Directorships including Group Manufacturing Director, New Business Director and Group Corporate Services Director before being appointed to her present position in April 2010.

  • Zebhediah Vella [BA. Accountancy & Economics] - Director

    Director: Corporate Services
    Director Since: 1999

    Zeb is the former Carousel Managing Director, a position he held since 2012 carrying through from his prior position as Group Operations.

    Zeb joined Edgars in 1989 as an Accountant, and rose to become Managing Director, Express Chain; Group Operations Director, then Manufacturing Director and back to Group Operations. He was appointed to the Board in 1999.

    Zeb holds a BA Hons Accountancy and Economics, University of Stirling, Scotland. He served his articles with then Coopers & Lybrand in their London Office from 1981 to 1984. Since joining Edgars, he has attended management courses at Wits University, Executive Development Programme.

  • James Blair Galloway [CA (Z), BCompt (UNISA)] - Director

    Group Finance Director
    Director Since: 2012

    Blair was appointed Finance Director in 2012. He is responsible for Finance, Treasury, IT, Security, Company Secretarial, Investor Relations and Audit.

    Prior to joining Edgars, Blair was an Assurance Partner, Ernst & Young, responsible for monitoring audits; having been appointed partner in 2000. He was also previously Finance Director of Falcon Gold, a gold mining company quoted on the ZSE. Blair is married with two children.

  • Vusumuzi Mpofu [ACMA, FCIS, RP Acc (Z)] - Director

    Chain Director – Edgars
    Director Since: 2008

    Prior to his appointment as Edgars Chain Director, Vusa was Group Operations Director, and previously held the position of Group Finance Director.

    Vusa is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants [ACMA], Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators [FCIS] and a Registered Public Accountant [R. P.Acc( Zim)]. Vusa enjoys playing golf and is a Member of the Harry Allen Golf Club; he is also a member of the Catenian Association and Dominican Board of Governors.

  • Canaan F Dube [LLB (Hons), LLB, MBA] - Director

    Non-Executive Director
    Director Since: 2004
    Edgars Stores Limited Committee Membership:
    Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee

    Appointed to the Board in 2004, Canaan is a lawyer and corporate leader. He is a renowned commercial lawyer with considerable experience on corporate leadership mandates as well as banking and financial services work, registered and practicing as such in both Zimbabwe and Botswana. Canaan has considerable experience in corporate governance and is the Founder and Chairman of The Quality Corporate Governance Centre (Pvt) Ltd t/a Zimbabwe Leadership Forum (Zimlef), the first of its kind in Zimbabwe.

  • Dr. Leonard L Tsumba [Phd, M.A, BSBA] - Director

    Non-Executive Director
    Director Since: 2006
    Edgars Stores Limited Committee Membership:
    Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee

    A former governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, Leonard was appointed to the Edgars board in 2006. He is a member of both the Remuneration and Audit Committees.

  • Urin Ferndale [DLit et Phil, BA, BA (Hons) and MA] - Director

    Non-Executive Director
    Director Since: 2016

    Urin joined Edcon 17 years ago (1999) as Group HR Director. He was then appointed Chief Executive - Retail Operations - in 2007, and Chief Operating Officer in 2008. His original portfolio included Store Operations, HR, Property and Edcon Operations outside of South Africa.

    Prior to joining Edcon, Urin worked for several parastatals and listed companies in the HR space.

    His current portfolio encompasses Omnichannel, Commercial Services, Operations Shared Services and Customer Operations.

    Urin holds a DLit et Phil (University of Johannesburg); BA (Cum Laude); BA (Hons) and MA (University of the Western Cape).