Board of Governors
|From Left to Right: Christine Moffat, Tony Siddle, Gladys Mutungu, David Moffat, Paddy Mutwale,Barton Young, Brian Bentley, Andy Patching, Felix Muchimba, Russell Wyatt, Traugott Hartmann, Peter Pederson, Chishala Kateka, Harold Rea (June 2008).
Felix Muchimba (Chairman of Governors)
Felix is the Principal at the GLO Discipleship Training Centre in Ndola. He has previously served on the Applications Selection Committee for Chengelo School. Felix has three sons all of whom have attended Chengelo. Felix took over as Chairman from Brian Bentley in October 2011.
Brian Bentley (Governor)
Brian was born in Angola of missionary parents. He was schooled in Zambia and then trained as a teacher in Bulawayo. He became Head of a Government school in Mwinilunga and has worked with Chengelo School for many years, twice serving as the Office Manager and the Site Manager. Now based in Kitwe working for Action Auto, Brian joined the Board of Governors in 2007 and in August 2008 took over from Russell Wyatt as Chairman of the Board until 2011.
Russell Wyatt (Trustee)
Russell came to Zambia in 1947 to work for Folliott Fisher at Hillwood Farm near Ikelenge. He married Anne Fisher, and worked in the mines and on several farms on the Copperbelt before coming to Mkushi in 1980. He is an Elder of the Mkushi Christian Community and two of his grandchildren have attended Chengelo. For the first 20 Years of Chengelo Mr Wyatt was the Chairman of the Board, but in August 2008 he stood down and the current Chairman was appointed. Russell still has a valued input into the school as a trustee, and his advice and wisdom is regularly sought.
David Moffat (Finance Sub-Committee, Trustee)
The Moffat family have been in Africa for well over 100 years and have been farming in Mkushi for 50 years. David is a member of the fifth generation and is heavily involved as a former director of Barclays Bank, a correspondent for the Beit Trust and an Elder of the Mkushi Christian Community, as well as farming.
Barton Young (Governor, Trustee)
Barton travelled from South Africa and arrived in Mkushi as a pioneer farmer in 1954. He now owns several farms and is developing a game ranch. For many years he served as a director of Stanbic Bank. Barton is an Elder of the Mkushi Christian Community and his six grandchildren have all attended Chengelo.
Paddy Mutwale (Governor)
Paddy was previously Operations Manager with Lima Bank. He now runs Family Life Ministries, which provides pastoral advice, counselling and support for married couples and families. Paddy has three children who have already completed their studies at the school.
Andy Patching (Governor)
Andy came to Zambia in 1983 as an itinerant missionary dentist. He is now based in Ndola where he is one of the leaders of Your People, a new Church plant, and Isubilo, a support project for AIDS sufferers. His four daughters all completed their schooling at Chengelo.
Peter Pedersen (Governor)
Peter is originally from Denmark and for many years has been Principal of Kaniki Bible College. He continues to work for the Apostolic Church and has a pastoral ministry supporting Kaniki graduates who are now in full-time Christian work. His two youngest children, Miriam and Simon, both attended Chengelo.
Harold Rea (Governor)
Harold was born in Ireland, but came with his parents to Zambia as a child, He was schooled in Lusaka before studying in Northern Ireland and then returned to work as a Chemist for the copper mines. He has a passion for exploration and Church planting; he is an Elder of Nkana East Chapel and a representative for the Alpha Course in Zambia. Harold’s youngest daughter, Sharon, attended Chengelo. Harold is Vice Chair of the Governors and from September 2007 joined the school full time as Director.
Tony Siddle (Governor)
Tony grew up in Zambia, and has been involved in farming in Mazabuka, the Copperbelt and the Mkushi area. He set up the training farm at Chengelo School before moving onto run his own farm in the local area. He is an elder of South Church, part of the Mkushi Christian Community.
Linda Siddle (Governor)
Linda taught French at Chengelo for a number of years, and then took on the role of Seniour Pastoral Head. In 2008 she moved, with Tony, to their own farm in the Mkushi Farmblock. She regularly comes in to the School to help out in a variety of ways. She was made a Governor in 2010.
Chishala Kateka (Governor)
Chishala is currently working with Zamnet Communications Systems as their Executive Director, having previously worked with Youth with a Mission. She has recently published her book entitled ‘Praying for Zambia’. Chishala joined the Board of Governors in 2007.
Christine Moffat (Secretary to the Board)
Christine came to Zambia in 1969 To work with the National Food and Nutrition Commission as a graduate VSO Nutritionist. She married David and settled in Mkushi where she has been active in setting up a farm clinic and serving on the Management Board of the local hospital. Christine is also the area Warden for the British High Commission.
Ian Parsons (Governor)
Ian is a Veterinary Surgeon who heads a practice in the Southern Province of Zambia. He, together with his wife Noaline, also a Vet, studied and qualified at Ondesterpoort in South Africa, and came from Zimbabwe to Zambia nearly twenty years ago at the invitation of a group of Mazabuka farmers to service that area. He has expanded his practice to include Wildlife preservation, disease control and game capture which has enhanced the establishment of Game Farms and Parks throughout the country. He is widely known and respected as a practicing Christian who has been instrumental with others in establishing a witness for Jesus Christ and a Fellowship group in Mazabuka. Ian and Noaline have two sons who are pupils at Chengelo School. He is also a Governor of Musikili Primary School where his sons attended before Chengelo. Ian joined the board in 2008