Thirty four years professional employment history in Africa with substantial experience in temperate/tropical agriculture and rural development. Early assignments engaged in soil conservation, agricultural engineering and commercial agriculture, with the overall responsibility for finance, planning and marketing. A track record of improving productivity, performance and profitability.
As career progressed and developed, additional roles and responsibilities were encompassed including proposal writing, project management ( implementation and control ), financial planning and analysis, report writing and feasibility studies. Recent positions have required for a more proactive involvement with project activities from a technical and administrative perspective, as well as providing direction and guidance. Ensuring project deliveries are met within their respective timeframes and meeting objectives through being flexible and adaptive to local conditions and circumstances has enabled tasks and remits to be effectively completed within budget and timetable.
The range of responsibilities and disciplines assigned require strategic planning and teamwork. Liaison with development partners, senior investors and Government have been an integral part of recent postings. An extensive knowledge of agriculture and rural issues in Africa, with proven management, team building and leadership skills.
farming / crops
private sector development
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