Meet the Team
Richard was bought up on farms in Zambia & Zimbabwe. He moved to Victoria Falls in 1984 to run a crocodile farm after studying Animal Science at Aberdeen University, Scotland. However, a desire to run his own business and a passion for woodwork led him to design and build furniture, which he has been doing out of the magnificent local timber – Zambezi Teak and other African hardwoods – for the last 25 years. Richard is the CEO of The African Touch.
Sindi was born in Zambia and moved to Zimbabwe in 1984. She has lived in Victoria Falls ever since.
Sindi has wide experience in office administration, sales management and distribution. She is trained in Customer Service Excellence and has responsibility to carefully handle and expedite customer orders from enquiry to delivery in the region and internationally. In addition she is responsible for procurement and distribution. She keeps all customers informed of progress of their orders while maintaining pressure on the factory to exceed customers’ deadlines.
Sindi is the Orders Manager at The African Touch.
David was bought up in the timber growing areas in the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe and joined the Forestry Commission on leaving school. After working as a forester for a number of years he enrolled at the University of Bangor in Wales, where he attained a BSc in Wood Science. On returning to Zimbabwe he rejoined Forestry Commission where his responsibilities included Project Management, Manufacturing, Sawmilling, Operations Management, Sales and Distribution up to Divisional Manager Manufacturing. David holds a Master in Business Leadership majoring in Strategic Business Management. He is the COO of The African Touch.
Emmerson grew up in Beatrice on the outskirts of Harare, where he attended school, specialising in commercial subjects and developed a passion for business finance. After graduating from the University of Zimbabwe (HBS Finance and Banking), he practiced and developed his accounting skills over several years in the manufacturing and retail sectors. He is now a professional accountant and the Administrator at The African Touch.
Roy grew up in Zimbabwe and immigrated to South Africa in 1980. He has spent the last 35 years in the Aerospace and Automotive industries using the latest design and manufacturing technologies to produce complex prototypes, moulds and components. Roy has a passion for the design of crafted hardwoods and has recently taken over the South African distribution agency for The African Touch.
Roderick grew up in Gweru where he attended school .He started his working career at Zimbabwe Bata Shoe Company, where he worked for several years in sales administration .He later joined various blue chip companies in Zimbabwe occupying managerial positions in sales & marketing. His extensive experience in marketing took him to South Africa where he set up successful businesses before coming back to Zimbabwe in 2013.He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing & a Diploma in marketing management from the Institute of Marketing Management ( IMM ) South Africa. He is the head of marketing at The African Touch Harare agent.