14 March 2012
At the 2011 annual general meeting of the Zimbabwe Council for Tourism (ZCT) held in Harare on Tuesday 13 March 2012, seasoned hotelier and long-serving industry leader Glenn Stutchbury was appointed President of the private sector umbrella body.
Mr Stutchbury succeeds Tendai Madziwanyika who stepped down following a successful term at the helm of the Council.
The incoming president has held several senior positions with leading hospitality groups. He is currently MD of Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) and in April moves to take over Cresta group of hotels. At the ZCT, he is supported by three vice-presidents each with special cluster responsibilities as follows:
Access (Transport) – Winnie Muchanyuka (South African Airways)
Activities – Alistair Pole (Zambezi Hunters)
Hospitality – Francis Ngwenya (Rhodes Nyanga Hotel)
The Council also welcomes to the board Catering Association of Zimbabwe head Joe Kahwema and Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe president Tich Hwingwiri.
The two join fellow board members, car rental operator Bev Sande, travel consultant Ruby Tombindo and tourism consultant Rose Mukogo.
Other board members are Parks commercial director Tariro Musonza, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority COO Givemore Chidzidzi (alternating with ZTA marketing director Tesa Chikaponya), legal practitioner Julius Chihambakwe, marketer Nigel Munyati and Council secretariat chief June Muchemenyi-Nazare.
The Council salutes outgoing president Madziwanyika and board member Moses Mapanda for their sterling service to the industry and wishes them well.