Board Members

Dr. Anna Mary Nyakabau – Board Chairperson

NyakabauDr A.M Nyakabau is a Radiotherapist and Oncologist, Public Health Specialist and part-time lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degree, Masters in Public Health and a Master of Medicine in Radiotherapy and Oncology from the University of Zimbabwe. She also holds a Diploma in Palliative Medicine from the University of Cape Town.

She has vast experience in giving presentations at various workshops, giving public lectures on cancer to organisations and airing of educational programmes on national radio and television. She has several publications under her name.

Dr Nyakabau founded Cancerserve, a new Cancer Organization which she chairs and is also the deputy Chairperson of the Cancer Forum for Zimbabwe.

She was appointed to the 3rd Radiation Protection Board in August 2019 where she serves as the Board Chairperson.

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Mr. Washington Zhakata – Vice Chairperson / Finance Committee Chair

Mr W. Zhakata is the Director of the Climate Change Management Department in the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry.

Prior to this position, he worked for the Meteorological Services Department before joining the academia as a lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe in the Geography and Environmental Science Department before joining the UNDP as National Programme Coordinator for Climate Change.

He is a seasoned Africa Group lead climate change negotiator and has experience in the following areas: Atmospheric Physics, Greenhouse gas inventorying, environmental management, early warning systems for food security, environmental policy, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and carbon markets, and sectoral impact assessments, inclusive of agriculture, biodiversity, health, and others.

He served as a member of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board of the United Nations on carbon trading from 2012 to 2017, and now sits on the Emission Factors Editorial Board of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

He is also a Zimbabwe Agricultural Society Council Member.

He holds a Msc in Engineering (Specialisation –Atmospheric Physics) (Meteorology).

He was appointed as Vice Chairperson and member of the 3rd Radiation Protection Board in August 2019, where he also serves as the Chairperson of the Finance Committee.

Mrs L.M Chikerema

Mrs L.M Chikerema is the Director Internal Audit for ZBC. She has over 20 years auditing experience from having worked as an Internal Audit Manager for SIRDC from 2007 to April 2021, an audit team leader at the Zimbabwe National Army from 1998- 2004 as well as an external auditor as the Acting Deputy Director in the Audit Comptroller and Auditor General’s Office from 2004 to 2007. She holds an Mcomm Strategic Management and Corporate Governance, Bcomm Accounting (honours), HND Business Studies and an Intermediary Certificate CIS.

She was appointed as a member of the 2nd Radiation Protection Board in September 2018. In the 3rd Radiation Protection Board she serves as the Chairperson of the Audit Committee and also sits on Legal, Human Resources and Risk Management Committee.

Nelson Charumbira

Mr Nelson Charumbira

Mr N. Charumbira is the Legal Advisor to the Office of the President and Cabinet, a position he attained in 2016 after having been the Deputy Legal Advisor to the Office of the President and Cabinet from 2012.

Prior to this, Mr Charumbira was employed by the Zimbabwe Republic Police where he rose the ranks from Sergeant in 2004 to the professional level of Senior Law Officer and promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent in 2012.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws Honours degree from the University of Zimbabwe and is currently pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Trade Policy and Trade Law.

He was appointed OPC representative on the Inter-Ministerial Taskforce on the Alignment of Laws to the Constitution in 2014.

He was appointed to the 2nd Radiation Protection Board in July 2017.

In the 3rd Radiation Protection Board he serves as the Chairperson of the Legal, Human Resources and Risk Management Committee and also sits on the Audit Committee.

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Prof R. Masanganise

Professor R. Masanganise is the Dean of the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences. He holds a Master of Medical Sciences Clinical Epidemiology and a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and was a fellow of the of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in the United Kingdom.

He has over 20 years experience in research and lecturing of Health Sciences and has several publications under his name.

He was appointed as a member of the 2nd Radiation Protection Board in April 2018.

In the 3rd Radiation Protection Board, he serves as the Chairperson of the Operations Committee and also sits on the Finance Committee.

Xolani Ndlovu

Dr. Xolani Ndlovu

Dr X. Ndlovu is a medical practitioner specialising in diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine.

He is currently employed as a Nuclear Medicine Physician Consultant and Head of Department at Mpilo Central Hospital Department of Nuclear Medicine where he has also acted as the Clinical Director.

Prior to this, he held the position of Hospital Medical Officer for both the Radiotherapy Department from 2005 to 2006 and of the Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy Departments from 2005 to 2013.

He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree, MSc in Medical Sciences, and a Master of Medicine (MMed Nuclear Medicine). He is involved in teaching of medical physics and radiography students attached to the Nuclear Medicine department.

Dr Ndlovu is a project coordinator and counterpart for several technical cooperation projects with the International Atomic Energy Agency through its technical co-operation programme.

He is currently the National Coordinator for Regional (AFRA) Technical Cooperation Project (RAF 6051) ‘Strengthening Education and Human Resources Development for Expansion and Sustainability of Nuclear Services in Africa’.

He is also the Project Counterpart and Coordinator for National Technical Cooperation Project “Strengthening Nuclear Medicine Services” (ZIM 6022).

He was appointed to the Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe in August 2019 where he sits on the Human Resources, Legal, and Risk Management Committee and the Operations Committee.

Aaron Chigona

Mr Aaron Chigona

Mr A. Chigona is the Director General of Environmental Management Agency.

He holds a Diploma in Education Specialization in Agriculture, a BSc Agricultural Management and a MSc. Tropical Resources Ecology. He has over 20 years of experience as an environmentalist.

He also has experience as a lecturer, having lectured Zimbabwe Open University Agriculture students on a part-time basis between the period 2006 to 2009.

He is currently a Climate Change Country Negotiator Team Member and the Focal Point for African Ministerial Conference on the Environment National Focal Point since 2010.
He was appointed to the 2nd Radiation Protection Board in June 2016.

In the 3rd Radiation Protection Board, he sits on the Finance Committee and the Operations Committee.

Mrs Shingirayi Gundu

Mrs S.Gundu is Human Resources generalist with over 30 years multi-sectoral experience covering inter-alia private companies, parastatal, non0governmental organisations and small to medium sized enterprises.

Her expertise is in the areas of, Human Resources and Business Strategy, Talent Management, Perfomance Management among others.

She runs a Human Resources Consultancy and Recruitment Agency which was launched in 1990.

She is a holder of a ILO Certificate in Human Resources Management and Strategic Management, IPMZ Diploma, MComm Strategic Management and Corporate Governance and a Masters in Business Administration.

She was appointed as an expert member of the Human Resources Committee of the Radiation Protection Board in July 2019.

Ms Vimbayi Chinyadza

Mrs V. Chinyadza is a Certified Internal Auditor and is currently the Head of department Internal Audit, Steward Bank, a position she has held since 2012.

She has over 17 years of experience having held various posts including Audit Senior at Deloitte from 2004 to 2006, started up and running a consulting business, and further setting up the Internal Audit department for TN Holdings in her capacity as Group Internal Audit Manager from 2009 to 2011.

She holds a BA (Honours) Accounting and Finance and completed Articles with Deloitte, Harare.

She was appointed as an expert member of the Finance Committee of the Radiation Protection Board in December 2018.

Eng. Benson Munyaradzi

Engineer B. Munyaradzi is the Chief Director in the Ministry of Energy and Power Development.

He holds a M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (Energy Technology) from Dresden University of Technology in Germany and a M.SC. in Manufacturing Systems and Operations Management from the University of Zimbabwe.

He is a member of the Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers.

He was appointed as a member of the 2nd Radiation Protection Board in March 2018 where he served as the Finance Committee Chairperson.

In the 3rd Radiation Protection Board, he sits on the Finance Committee and the Operations Committee.

Mr Nathan Nkomo

Mr N. Nkomo is the Director of the Department of Civil Protection in the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing.

He holds a Bachelor of Honours Degree in Politics and Administration and MSc Degree in Strategic Management.

He has been within the Public Service since 1991.

He was appointed as an ex-officio member of the 2nd Radiation Protection Board in July 2017.

In the 3rd Radiation Protection Board he sits in the Audit Committee and the Legal, Human Resources and Risk Management Committee.