Mrs Cynthia Zukas, MBE (Chairperson)
Cynthia was born in 1931 in Cape Town, South Africa. She graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Cape Town University. Cynthia arrived in Zambia in 1965 and became involved in the country’s cultural and artistic movement including: Art Centre Foundation, Mpapa Gallery, National Museums Board, Zambia National Arts Council. In 1986 she became Chairperson of Lechwe Trust. In 2000, Cynthia was the winner of the National Arts Council “Ngoma award for outstanding contribution in the development of the visual arts”. In 2011, she received the Mama Julia Chikamuneka Award for “recognition of commitment to a just society”. In 2012 she received an MBE award for “promoting visual arts in Zambia” and being “instrumental in creating an historical archive of Zambian art spanning more than 50 years.” Cynthia is a practicing painter and printmaker.
Mr William Bwalya Miko (Vice Chairperson)
Mr Roy Kausa (Lechwe Trust Secretary)
Roy is a journalist with a preference for writing art and human interest stories. He is a columnist and writer for Zambian Daily Mail and art writer for Zambian and regional travel magazines. Roy is a Member of Arts Council for African Studies, Washington, USA and a member of Zambia National Visual Arts Council.
Dr Charlotte Harland Scott
Mr David Zukas
Mr Jay Patel
Mr Mulenga Chafilwa
Mulenga is an artist with an Art Teachers Diploma from Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts and Commerce, Lusaka, in 1993. A Facilitator and trainer of art workshops and other arts programmes. Mulenga runs an annual ‘Augustudio’ workshop for young artists. Mulenga served as National Chairman of the Visual Arts Council from 2008 – 2009 and 2012 – March 2014. He is actively involved in the Insaka International Artists Workshops organization as a committee member and has been Councilor for visual arts on the National Arts Council for a number of years. Mulenga continues to paint.
Dr Rodger Chongwe
Rodger a Senior Lawyer whose career has involved legal activism locally and internationally. Rodger has been interested in arts in Zambia for many years and has been a member of the Lechwe Trust committee since 1987.
Shenda graduated with a BA degree in Psychology and Media Management from the University of Zambia in 1992, and a Certificate in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Organisational Development Practitioners. She is a Management Consultant in Human Resources providing organisational development services across a wide range of industrial sectors, assisting organisations to respond to change and improve organisational effectiveness.