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)
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.