Lesotho Highlands Development Authority

Mr Lehlomela Phakisi
Chairperson of the Board
  • International Certificate – Preparedness and Disaster Management (Granfield University, UK) 1997
  • Master’s Degree in Economics (University of Alberta, Canada) 1996
  • Certificate of Management (McGill University, Canada) 1992
  • Honours Degree (Economics and Business (University of Dalhousie, Canada) 1994
Ms Kanthimathie Rattay
Deputy Board Chairperson & Legal Portfolio
  • Master of Laws (Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.) 1993
  • Bachelor of Laws (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa) 1991
  • Bachelor of Arts (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa) 1990
  • Admitted to practice as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa
  • Membership in Professional Societies – Law Society of South Africa
Mr Robert Mbwana
Chairperson of the Technical Sub-Committee
  • Registered Professional Engineer (ECSA) 1998
  • BSc Civil Engineering (University of Malawi) 1987
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering (Polytechnic University of Malawi) 1984
Mr Mzwandile Malishe
Chairperson of the Human Resources Sub-Committee
  • Professional Memberships: South African Board for People Practice (SABPP)
  • Chartered HR Professional, Institute of Directors Southern Africa (IoDSA) – Member
  • Senior Leadership Development Certificate (SLDP) (University of KwaZulu-Natal - Durban) 2017
  • Management Development Programme Certificate (MDP) (University of KwaZulu-Natal -Durban) 2015
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) HRM (MANCOSA - Durban) 2014,
  • B-TECH Degree – Human Resource Management (University of South Africa – Pretoria) 2009
  • National Diploma Human Resource Management (Mangosuthu Technikon – Durban) 1998
Mrs Neo Foulo
Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Management Sub-Committee
  • Certificate in International Auditing (ACCA, UK) 2009
  • Master of Business Administration (University of the Free State, SA) 2008
  • Professional Stage (CA) FCCA, UK (Fellow Member)2006
  • International Capital Markets Qualification (UK) 2000
  • Chartered Accountant (Lesotho) 1999
  • Diploma in business Studies (National University of Lesotho) 1992
Dr Taelo Letsela
Natural Environment Portfolio and Chairperson of Sustainable Development Sub-Committee
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Ecology (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa), 2004
  • Master of Natural Resources Management (MNRM) (University of Manitoba,Winnipeg, Canada) 1995
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) National University of Lesotho, Lesotho) 1990
Mr Peete Molapo
Stakeholder Representation
  • Master of Arts in Economics (University of East Anglia, UK) 1988
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in National Accounts & Economic Statistics (University of East Anglia, UK) 1987
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics (National University of Lesotho) 1982
Mr Lefadi Makibinyane
Chairperson of the Operations and Maintenance Sub-Committee
  • Degree in Bachelor of Engineering with Honors (Chemical Engineering) – B.ENG (Honours) University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom 1990
  • Post Graduate Certificate Management Development Program (in Project Management) University of South Africa- School of Business Leadership, Pretoria, South Africa 1998
  • Master’s in Business Leadership University of South Africa- School of Business Leadership, Pretoria, South Africa 2002
Mr Tente Tente
Chief Executive: Ex Officio Member
  • Registered Professional Engineer (ECSA) 2005
  • Construction Management Programme (Stellenbosch University) 2005
  • Diploma in Advanced Concrete Technology (Institute of Concrete Technology)2002
  • MSC Structural Engineering (Surrey University, UK) 1996
  • B.Eng. (Hons) Civil Engineering (Loughborough University) 1995
Adv. Thenjiswa Matshikiza
Board Secretary
  • Bachelor of Laws (National University of Lesotho) 1994
  • Bachelor of Arts in Law (National University of Lesotho) 1992
  • Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Lesotho 1994
  • Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa 2000
  • Member of the Law Society of Lesotho
  • Senior Management Development Programme (University of Stellenbosch) 2019
  • New Managers Development Programme (University of Free State) 2016