Paul Nice - Chairman

Paul joined Thrive in July 2012 having completed a 45 year career with Barclays bank ending as Managing director of its operations in Mozambique. He is also a facilitator at the International Academy of Retail Banking as well as a Business Development Director at the International Investment Management Group. A keen and able golfer, he also chairs the Finance Sub-committee of the Celebration International school. Paul is a visionary and strategist, a determined player driven by continuous learning, Thrive is proud to have him on board.

Henry Bartram - MD

Henry founded Thrive in January 2012 and has guided its operations since then. Having worked in corporate finance in London until 2003, he then joined the international development sector and ran the British Red Cross operation in Aceh, Indonesia with 275 staff following the Indian Ocean Tsunami before becoming head of Finance, HR and Admin for Merlin in East Africa and Kiva fellow in Liberia and Zimbabwe. In his spare time, he is a keen bridge player.

Patricia Mugabe - NED

Patricia joined Thrive in July 2012. She began her career in insurance in the United States. Upon moving back to Africa she was a strategy consultant for 5 years, 4 spent with Deloitte. She has since joined Steward Bank as the Business Analysis and Strategy manager. A proud mother of 1, Patricia is passionate about developing Zimbabwe and enjoys reading and travelling. She chairs the Risk Sub-Committee on the Thrive board.

Priscillar Tsonga - NED

Priscilla joined Thrive in July 2012. She began her career as an articled clerk with Ernst & Young achieving qualification as a Chartered Accountant in 2007. Since then she has held a number of increasingly senior finance roles and is now Head of Finance at National Foods PLC one of the largest companies in Zimbabwe. She chairs the Finance Sub-Committee on the Thrive board.

Chaimba Nhema - NED

Chamba joined Thrive in January 2012. An experienced banker he has in-depth knowledge of credit assessment and banking processes and procedures. He has helped out with site visits at busy times in addition to his current role as head of finance and admin at a company supplying the mining sector.

Zenzo Mketiwa-NED

Zenzo joined Thrive as a NED in December 2014. He started his career as a Finance Consultant for a Microfinance institution and then in 2002, joined the NGO sector initially as a Finance and Grants Analyst with CARE international working on the rural microfinance projects, then moving on to Operations and Program development with various International organizations working as a Senior Manager and Director. He enjoys fundraising for development, business strategy, demonstrating program impact and is the Chair for the Social Performance sub Committee. During his spare time he enjoys reading and game viewing.

Pamela Chinhoyi-NED

Pamela joined the board in September 2014 and was appointed as Chairperson of the HR Committee in November 2014. She is also member and Vice Chairperson of the Social Performance Committees.Pamela is a seasoned HR practitioner with 14 years experience in the field and has worked for various reputable organisations in various capacities. She holds a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Human Resources Management and a masters’ degree in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance. She also holds a full ICSAZ and various diplomas in Human Resources Management. She also sits on the boards for Vault Cosmetics and Smart Entrepreneur Magazine.

Brian Nyabadza - Director of Operations

Brian has been with Thrive since the beginning in March 2012. He studied Agricultural Economics at the University of Zimbabwe and is taking further qualifications in accountancy.

Lucia Chibhamu - Senior Manager

Lucy has been with Thrive since the beginning in March 2012. A keen church-goer, she has four children and a hectic schedule balancing work, home-life and studies. She is part-way through her accounting qualifications. She is currently the Branch Manager for Willowvale and she is a member of the Senior Management Team. Her favourite aspect of the work is getting to know and working with the groups.

Anita Guvi - Senior Group Relationship Officer

Anita is a Political Science graduate from the University of Zimbabwe and she joined Thrive in June 2014. Anita has a strong passion for community development work especially supporting vulnerable and marginalised groups such as women, children and people living with disabilities. Anita is blessed with two beautiful daughters and is an active member of Church of Christ. Anita plans to further her studies by pursuing a postgraduate project management qualification.

Violet Mujuru - Senior Group Relationship Officer

Violet holds a Degree in History and Development Studies from the Midlands State University. She joined Thrive in June 2014. Violet has a strong passion for development work especially in relation to women and youth development. She also has a keen interest in advocacy based research. Violet enjoys travelling and participating in outdoor activities and her career objective is to become an invaluable asset in the African development landscape.

Nyasha Kahondo - Social Performance Officer

Nyasha holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Zimbabwe. Prior to joining Thrive she was a Monitoring & Evaluation officer with Plan International. She is the main force behind Thrive’s Social Performance Management programme.

Aaron Mapupa - Group Relationship Officer

Aaron has joined Thrive since July 2014. He has a passion to improve community livelihoods, and he studying Bsc Agricultural Economics and Management degree at Bindura University. He is a certified Junior Chamber International (JCI) City Zimbabwe member and holds a certificate in Projects & Programme M&E from University of Zimbabwe.

Martha Bozho - Group Relationship Officer

Martha Bozho joined Thrive as an attachee in July 2014. She has now recently completed a BBS Honours degree in Banking and finance. She is a talented keyboard player and worship music minister. She is looking forward to studying for a Master’s Degree in Development Finance.

Paul Matsinise - Group Relationship Officer

Paul has recently completed a bachelor of commerce in finance at the National University of Science and Technology. He is a soccer fan and also enjoys playing chess. He joined Thrive as an attachee in July 2014.

Grace Chipungu - Senior Manager

Grace Chipungu is a 27 year old who joined Thrive in March of 2013 as a Group Relationship Officer and has worked her way up to Branch Manager for Chitungwiza. Grace graduated from Solusi University in 2011 with a BSc Agribusiness Degree. She also holds an Executive Certificate in Community Development and Humanitarian Projects Management from the University of Zimbabwe. Grace aspires to be a Chartered Global Management Accountant and she sits with the Senior Management Team.

Leonard Dengezi-Group Relationship Officer

Graduate from Monash University in December 2013 with BSc Communication Media Studies and International Relations. Very much interested in poverty alleviation and is a big subscriber to gender equality. A pro-feminist by nature who aspires to be a global development practitioner.

Adrian Sakwiya-Senior Manager

Adrian joined Thrive in 2013 as an attachee and returned as group relationship officer in 2015. He holds a BComm Hons in Finance from the National University of Science and Technology. He is the Branch Manager for Whitecliff branch, sits with the Senior Management Team and he is currently studing towards being a chartered financial analyst. His hobbies include watching soccer and travelling.

Gertrude Gwini-Field Officer

Gertrude joined Thrive in 2016. She was one of Thrive's very first borrowers back in 2012. Having played a key role in leading her group over three loan cycles she became a community representative for Thrive. Her commitment to improving livelihoods compelled Thrive to give her a much more involving role. Gertrude has done well so far and has proved effective in debt collection.

Beatrice Nhema-Field Officer

Beatrice joined Thrive in 2015 as a borrower. She completed four loan cycles before becoming a community representative. She outshined all other reps and became a marketing agent. In 2015 she was promoted to field officer. Her strengths are group conflict resolution and marketing.  

Tracy Chikuza-Field Officer

Tracy joined Thrive in May 2016 as a Field Officer having been a borrower for over 5 loan cycles. As a borrower she proved to understand the need to empower women and religiously led her group by example until all the group members graduated to be self sustainable. The growth of her business made her a natural candidate for a Thrive community role in which she excelled bringing in a lot of groups to access the life changing Thrive training. She is a committed christian and a mother of four.

Elizabeth Chimidzi-Field Officer

Elizabeth is on of Thrive's first borrowers. She came along with her group in 2012 and she led it through numerous loan cycles until she was appointed a community representative. She is passionate about women empowerment issues and this manifests in how she dilligently follows up on groups and borrowers in trouble. Her key strengths are delivery of key messages to borrowers.

Fred Johnson - Field Officer

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Daisy Sibanda - Finance & Admin Manager

Daisy joined Thrive in September 2013. She was formerly a member of a borrowing group. She has a Batchelor of Commerce Degree from NUST, Zimbabawe. Before joining Thrive, she was Finance and Admin officer with a printing firm for five years. She is a keen church-goer.

Memory Tsoro-Assistant Accountant

Memory joined Thrive in January 2016 as an assistant accountant in the finance department. Memory holds BCom Hons in Accounting from Chinhoyi University of Technology. She is a devout christian and a proud mother of one. Currently taking further exams in accounting.  

Mable Dehwe-Receptionist

Mable joined Thrive as a staff member in 2016. She is the happy smiling face that welcomes all who visit our branch. She has started very well and her commitment to customer care is very apparent.