The Team

The Team

The Team

  • Uchi Gappah

    Uchi Gappah

    Founding Trustee

    A co-founder of Nurture, Uchi has significant experience in investment research, fund management, private equity and agriculture in Africa. Prior to founding Nurture, Uchi held senior investment positions in leading investment institutions.

  • Mark Hayter

    Mark Hayter

    Founding Trustee

    Prior to joining the Nurture team, Mark has been affiliated to CC Sales since 1994 via a subsidiary and was appointed CC Sales Harare branch manager in 2003. Mark has vast experience in cattle production, genetics and has been integrally involved in the cattle industry over the last 20 years.

  • Mario Beffa

    Mario Beffa


    General Manager of Livestock Identification Trust and Zimbabwe Herd Book and Administrator of Livestock and Meat Advisory Council, Mario is an expert in animal breeding, tractability, administration and has vast experience in agricultural education. Mario has been integrally involved in research and industry bodies in the agricultural sector over the last 30 years including smallholder education.

  • Tatenda Mawere

    Tatenda Mawere


    Tatenda is a leading commercial lawyer and is the founding partner in Mawere & Sibanda one of Zimbabwe's largest commercial law firm.

  • Taurai Piano

    Taurai Piano


    Taurai is a vastly experienced Administrator with over 15 years of experience covering both general and financial administration. Prior to joining Nurture, Taurai has worked in both the NGO and private sector, in industries that include the arts, publishing and financial services

  • Ketsia F Chinasire

    Ketsia F Chinasire

    Financial Controller

    Ketsia is an experienced Chartered Accountant with over 6 years of experience in Management Accounting, Audit and Financial Reporting. Prior to joining Nurture, Ketsia worked in the Telecommunication and FMCG Industries.