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Board of Directors

The Kakuzi Board consists of the Chairman, who has non-executive responsibilities, four other non-executive directors and two executive directors.

The Board meets quarterly and is responsible for establishing the corporate governance pillars, setting the strategic direction, reviewing business performance and supervision of the management of Kakuzi operations.

The directors have the knowledge, experience, autonomy and skills enabling them to carry out their Board responsibilities. 

Non-Executive Directors 
Mr. Graham McLean                 Chairman
Mr. Nicholas Nganga Director
Mr. Stephen Waruhiu Director
Mr. Daniel Ndonye Director
Mr. Kenneth Tarplee Director
Mr. Andrew Njoroge Director
Executive Directors
Mr. Christopher Flowers Managing Director 
Mr. Ketan Shah Finance Director
Company Secretary
Mr. J.L.G Maonga

Executive Profile

Christopher Flowers - Managing Director

Was appointed Managing Director for Kakuzi Plc in 2013.

A qualified engineer and agriculturalist he has over 20 years’ experience working with tea and forestry crops and has worked for the group for over 5 years.

Ketan Shah - Finance Director

Ketan is a qualified Accountant and a member of both the Certified Public Accountants of Kenya and The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

He joined the Camellia Group in 1993.

Richard Collins - Regional New Crop Development Manager

Richard joined Kakuzi in July 1994 in the Horticultural division and was instrumental in the establishment of current Horticultural operations.

Brendan Scott - Chief Operating Officer

Brendon joined Kakuzi in 2018 and is a qualified Agriculturist with over 25 years’ experience in Coffee, Tea, Avocado and Macadamia.

He currently oversees the management of Kakuzi’s diverse operations including Avocado, Macadamia, Pineapple, Forestry and Livestock.

Simon Odhiambo - General Manager Corporate Affairs

Was appointed General Manager Corporate Affairs in January 2017. A qualified Public Health professional with over 15 years’ systems management design and execution experience.

He has been with the group for over 13 years.

Eric Bii - General Manager Finance and Administration

Eric is a qualified accountant and a member of the Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.

He joined the Camellia Group in January 2015. He is the current General Manager Finance and Administration.

Paul Mbugua - General Manager, Horticulture Operations

With an Engineering background, he joined the groups Nandi Hills tea operations in 1987 where he worked until 2013 when he was transferred to the horticulture division in Makuyu.

He is the current General Manager, Horticulture Operations.

Harry Bowman - General Manager Macadamia Operations

With degrees in Agriculture and Engineering, he joined Kakuzi in 2010. He is now General Manager for the Macadamia Operations.