Loughty Dube

Loughty Dube is currently the Executive Director at the Voluntary Media Council of Zimbabwe (VMCZ), a media self-regulation body operating in Zimbabwe. He has vast experience in the NGO world having served several boards in Zimbabwe and in the region. He is the past Board Chairperson for Transparent International Zimbabwe (TIZ) having served the organization for close to 12 years, starting off as a committee member, deputy chairperson of the Board and later Chairperson of the Board.  He was also Board Chairperson of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA Zimbabwe) and served as board committee member, deputy chairperson from 2005 to 2012. In 2013 he was nominated as a MISA Board of Trustee at SADC level, an organization serving the interests of 11 countries where the MISA chapters operate from. Currently, he also sits on the Board of the World Association of Press Councils (WAPC) where he is the Secretary General.

Loughty’s skills at Board level are varied and include fund raising skills, corporate governance expertise in policy formulation, policy implementation, financial management, labour laws, communication strategy development and implementation, providing oversight role over the secretariat, programme monitoring and evaluation skills and strategy implementation among other various board functions.

His interest in being part of a Board that caters for children emanates from his original preferences to work and be around children that culminated in me training as a school teacher and subsequently teaching at secondary school in the early 90s.