Current Committee

Mrs Cynthia Zukas, MBE (Chairperson)

Cynthia was born in 1931 in Cape Town, South Africa. She graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Cape Town University. Cynthia arrived in Zambia in 1965 and became involved in the country’s cultural and artistic movement including: Art Centre Foundation, Mpapa Gallery, National Museums Board, Zambia National Arts Council. In 1986 she became Chairperson of Lechwe Trust. In 2000, Cynthia was the winner of the National Arts Council “Ngoma award for outstanding contribution in the development of the visual arts”. In 2011, she received the Mama Julia Chikamuneka Award for “recognition of commitment to a just society”. In 2012 she received an MBE award for “promoting visual arts in Zambia” and being “instrumental in creating an historical archive of Zambian art spanning more than 50 years.” Cynthia is a practicing painter and printmaker.

Mr William Bwalya Miko (Vice Chairperson)
William was born in 1961, in Mwense, Zambia. In 1989, William obtained an Art Teacher Diploma from Evelyn Home College of Applied Arts and Commerce in Lusaka. In 1998 he obtained a BA degree in Fine Arts from Middlesex University in UK; followed in 1999 with an MA degree in Fine Art from the same University. In 1987, he was a founding member of the Zambia National Visual Arts Council. From 1993 – 1996 he was VAC National Secretary and Manager of Henry Tayali Arts Centre. In 1997 William was National Co-ordinator for the European Union Bantu Regional Cultural Financing Programme and CSSP in 2001. In 2008, William became a member of the establishment team for the first Fine Arts degree programme at the Zambian Open University School of MPFA where he lectures in Fine Arts. William is also the owner and curator of Twaya Art-Zambia Gallery at Hotel Intercontinental in Lusaka. William is a practicing artist exhibiting locally and internationally.
Shenda Zukas (Trust Secretary)

Shenda graduated with a BA degree in Psychology and Media Management from the University of Zambia in 1992, and a Certificate in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Organisational Development Practitioners. She is a Management Consultant in Human Resources providing organisational development services across a wide range of industrial sectors, assisting organisations to respond to change and improve organisational effectiveness.

Mr David Zukas
David lives in Bath, UK. In 1980 David founded Aid For India, now the Karuna Trust, of which he is still a Trustee. In 1986, David became a Committee member and UK representative of the Lechwe Trust. From 1991 – 2001, he founded and ran the North London Buddhist Centre. In 1993, David obtained a BA degree in History & Religious Studies, from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. From 2004 David has been a Property Developer in Bath, UK. Currently he is studying for an MA in Art & Archaeology, at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.
Mr Patrick Mumba
Ms Charlotte Lorenz
Mr Guy Phiri