Board of Directors
David Lamb (Chairman)
David chairs Cheverell International Services offering financial and general guidance to businesses focussed on Southern Africa. His family has investments in a number of private companies including farming in Zimbabwe. He read law at Edinburgh and is a qualified accountant. He worked in international banking, and trading and manufacturing businesses overseas. He returned to London in 1991 with Rothmans International and from 1994 to 1996 was Finance Director of Barclays Network Services and Chairman of Tradewise Services International, a Barclays’ subsidiary.
David is a member of Lloyds of London and was Chairman of the Business Council for Africa from 2011 until May 2018.
Dr Knox Chitiyo
Knox is a Zimbabwean-born UK resident with expertise in Zimbabwean/African and broader international security, diplomacy, development and diaspora issues. He is the Africa Associate Fellow with the Royal Institute for International Affairs contributing to the Chatham House Africa Programme. He has long been interested in the good work being done by the BCA in promoting financial, trade and broader business and development links between the UK and Africa.
Knox has experience in the military, as a diplomat; as an international adviser to institutions and governments, and as a policy /academic analyst and was either formerly or currently on the Boards of several international organisations including The Brenthurst Foundation in South Africa; The Institute of Commonwealth Studies and The Mines Advisory Group. He is the former Chair and current President of the Britain Zimbabwe Society. Diaspora Magazine’s 2016 edition included Knox in “Eminent African Diasporans in the UK”
Steve trained at sea and ashore with Cunard then joined a West African liner shipping and logistics business. His consultancy CMR provides due diligence, market research, business development consultancy, marketing and PR plus inter-cultural country briefings, training and career development mentoring for people and businesses in the African and Maritime sectors.
Steve has worked extensively around Africa and is a Trustee of the Africa Centre London, a member of the Royal African Society and an Ambassador for the Microloan Foundation. His professional maritime memberships include; Society of Maritime Industries, Chamber of Shipping and Nautical Institute.
He is in demand as a speaker and moderator at wide range of Maritime and African events.
Executive Officer, Julian Metcalfe
Jonathan Howard was born in Kisumu, Kenya and served for 35 years in the British Army. In 2004 he was Defence Adviser to the British High Commissioner in Ghana also responsible for Togo and Cote d’Ivoire travelling extensively throughout West Africa. He is an Associate at Philip Mostyn Associates assisting with leadership training at the University College London Hospital Staff College. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Adviser to The Ghana UK Achievement Awards, Trustee of the Britain-Nigeria Educational Trust and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
Clive is an international banker and company director with a proven track record in management at board level. He holds the definitive qualification in corporate governance. He has nearly 40 years’ experience of business and finance, principally within the banking industry and latterly in private sector development. Much of this experience has been gained in the highly challenging environments of African countries. He has specialist skills relating to operating in Kenya and Nigeria, countries with which he maintains extensive contacts at all levels. Clive is a sought-after adviser on many Africa-focused subjects and holds a number of board appointments and consultancy posts.