LOCAL BOARDS

In addition to our Global Board of Directors, the Local Boards include experts from various professional fields that advise and support the work of our teams in Africa (South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe) and in the UK.

Grassroot Soccer (UK) is a registered charity (no. 1135364) and a company limited by guarantee (no. 07120992) in England and Wales.

Nik Haigh, Chair

Director

Tristan Capital Partners

Nik Haigh was born in Cambridge, England and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Nik attended Cornell University where as a student athlete he compete...Read more

David Gallagher

Head of Structuring & Investments

Mercuria Energy

Dave Gallagher has spent almost 30 years working in the finance industry, with a focus on derivatives, structured finance and principal investing. He...Read more

Dustin W. Seale

Managing Partner

Heidrick Consulting

Dustin W. Seale is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office and managing partner of Heidrick Consulting in Europe. Dustin focuses on CEO and...Read more

Erin Summe

Founder

Thandeka Travel

Erin Summe is the founder of Thandeka Travel, an Africa-based company that connects impact investors directly with local organizations addressing clea...Read more

Mbulelo Malotana

Managing Director, Grassroot Soccer South Africa

Mbulelo oversees strategy, programs, operations and business development for GRS South Africa. He joined Grassroot Soccer in 2015 as a Provincial Prog...Read more

Enzo Scarcella

Chief Operating Officer

MTN South Africa

Enzo is the current Chief Operating Officer of MTN South Africa. Prior to this role, Scarcella served as Chief Marketing Officer at Telkom from the ye...Read more

Fiona Shanks

Regional Director

Grassroot Soccer

Fiona Shanks is responsible for managing Grassroot Soccer’s four Impact Teams: GRS South Africa, GRS Zambia, GRS Zimbabwe, and GRS Partnerships. Pri...Read more

Chris Todd

Director and Attorney

Bowman Gilfillan Inc.

Chris is an accomplished attorney with 15 years of experience in employment law and public law dispute resolution. Mr. Todd began practicing as an att...Read more

Risana Zitha

Managing Director

Morgan Stanley

Risana is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Risana joined Morgan Stanley in 1999 as an Analyst in Investment ...Read more

Tommy Clark

Founder & CEO

Grassroot Soccer

Tommy Clark is a pediatrician and former professional soccer player. Tommy conceived the idea for Grassroot Soccer after living and playing soccer in ...Read more

Chikondi Phiri

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Boyd Mkandawire

Managing Director, GRS Zambia

Boyd joined Grassroot Soccer as a Business Development and Communications Manager, now holding the role of Managing Director of GRS Zambia, overseeing...Read more

Isabel Mukelebai

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Dr. Moses Sakala

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Fiona Shanks

Regional Director

Grassroot Soccer

Fiona Shanks is responsible for managing Grassroot Soccer’s four Impact Teams: GRS South Africa, GRS Zambia, GRS Zimbabwe, and GRS Partnerships. Pri...Read more

Mr. Themba Ndlovu

Senior Teacher

Tennyson Primary School

Mr. T. Ndlovu has been in the Educational Service since 1988. He has served in various positions in these 27 years in service including being a Headma...Read more

Elizabeth Langa

Acting Chairperson

Zimbabwe Football Association Women’s League

Elizabeth Langa has been involved in football administration for more than 20 years and has held various positions at club and national level. She is ...Read more

Ms. Linda Magwaro, Secretary

Research Fellow and Lecturer

National University of Science and Technology

Ms. Linda Magwaro is a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) as well as a gender activist. She also...Read more

Sikhanyisile Magagula

Occupational Health Officer

Datlabs

Sikhanyisiwe Magagula is an Occupational Health Officer with Datlabs, a pharmaceutical company. She completed her Nursing Diploma at St. Lukes Hospit...Read more

Mrs. Sihle Ndlovu

Retired School Teacher

Mrs. Ndlovu had a 40 year career as a school teacher from 1967-2007. She began teaching in the rural areas and later moved to urban town in April 198...Read more

Cecilia Mudzana

Chairlady

Highlanders Royals

Cecilia Mudzana, or “Malunga” as she is popularily known, is an Honorable Member of the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA). She also became the ...Read more