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Steve Winks (Chairman SABS, member of working group - risk management)

Steve Winks (Chairman SABS, Working Group – Risk Management)

Born in Bishop’s Stortford, England in 1943. Steve Winks Completed his education in England and early career in chemical research before immigrating to South Africa in 1963. Spent 14 years in the fire engineering profession, pioneering the development of early warning fire detection, particularly in deep level mining and high-rise buildings.

After a short period managing a security company, moved into the insurance and risk management field, joining Risk Management South Africa (Pty) Ltd in 1977 and becoming Managing Director in 1991, at the head of a team of 45 risk consultants.

In 1995 Steve joined Gencor as its first Group Risk Manager, with the role of introducing a corporate risk management programme and remained with the company through its transitions to Billiton and eventually to BHP Billiton, the largest recourses company in the world. On the 1st July 2003 Steve Winks and Company (Pty) Ltd was established as an independent consultancy, focussing on the development of Enterprise Risk Management strategies.


ARM (Associate in Risk Management), Insurance Institute of AmericaFIRMSA (Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management South Africa)

Professional Associations:

Fire Surveyors Association – Past ChairmanInsurance Surveyors Association – Past ChairmanSociety of Risk Managers – Fellow and Past PresidentSouth African Risk & Insurance Association – Council MemberInstitute of Risk Management South Africa –Past PresidentSABS Technical Committee on Risk Management – Chairman

Family :

Married with four children


Philosophy, Literature, Music, Woodwork, Cycling


Augustine J. Murahwa has served in the Zimbabwean Police for twenty six years from November 1969 to March 1996.

Mr. Murahwa served as the Officer Commanding Fraud Squad from 1986 to 1989 before moving to Bulawayo where he served as the Provincial Commander of CID.

In 1991 he was appointed the Officer Commanding Criminal Investigation Department in Zimbabwe.  He served in that capacity up until 1994 when he moved to Police General Headquarters where he served as the Chief Staff Officer: Crime to the Police Commissioner before retiring in 1996.

After retiring from the Police, Augustine worked at Fawcett Security Organization for one year, July 1996 to June 1997.  He moved on to Auridium Diamond Mine as Security Manager from July 1997 to June 1998 until the mine went into liquidation. In September 1998, he joined the then Agricultural Finance Corporation as Security Manager.

During my service in the Police Augustine obtained several honours and certificates including: Elementary Certificate in Book-keeping and Accounts, Economic and Financial Management,  Management Course which was conducted by the British Police Advisory Training Team and many others.

Mr. Murahwa has conducted Fraud Investigations in the United Kingdom (1983), Netherlands, Botswana (1984), Brussels and Belgium (1987).

As Head of CID, he participated at General Assembly Meetings as follows;_

  • Punta de Leste in Uruguay in 1991
  • Darkar in Senegal in 1992
  • Orangestadt in Aruba 1993
  • Rome in Italy in 1994

Mr. Murahwa is currently the Loss Control and Security Manager at the Agricultural Bank of Zimbabwe.

Panashe Chiurunge

I have 13 years of International experience in designing, developing, re-engineering, installing, integrating, testing and troubleshooting large enterprise systems. I have worked for software development houses from 1994 to present.

I developed implemented, integrated channel-banking solutions, Risk Management Systems and Financial Market system. These delivery channels included Banking Kiosk, Mobile, ATMs, POS, Telephone and Internet. All
development was done in C++, Embedded Visual C++ Microsoft .Net Framework, Microsoft .Net Compact Framework and Java running on all flavours of UNIX, Windows, Windows CE/Mobile 5.0/6.0 and Pocket PC
platforms. I have implemented, integrated re-engineered and certified banking delivery channels, Risk Management
and Financial Markets Systems throughout Africa, Middle East, Asia, Europe, Australia and the U.K.

I have implemented solutions in 69 countries around the world and over 100 financial institutions. I have a proven track record in designing, developing and implementing innovative solutions.

Luxon Zembe

Luxon is a high profile businessman, business leader and management consultant of international repute. He is the Founder and Managing Director of Management Solutions Group of Companies with subsidiaries in Business and Management Consultancy,

Off-shore Investments and Financial Advisory Services, Insurance Broking, Manufacturing and Retail Operations. He is an MBA graduate of Henley Management College in the United Kingdom, certified Commonwealth Trainer and Consultant in Corporate Governance, ILO certified Trainer and Consultant in Enterprise and Business Development Services, Human Capital Development graduate of University of Zimbabwe, Change Management and Organisational Development Expert voted IPMZ Business and Personnel Practitioner of the year in 2008, Individual with the biggest impact on business by The Zimbabwe Quoted Companies Survey in 2005, and International Who is Who of Professionals in 1999.

Professionally Luxon is a fellow of the Institute of Directors, fellow of Zimbabwe Institute of Management, Chartered fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development in the UK, and fellow of the Institute of Personnel Management in Zimbabwe. He is also a member of the Zimbabwe Economic Society and sits on boards of several private and public organisations which include Chairman of largest quoted financial Institution in Zimbabwe, CBZ Holdings,  Chairman of Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust, Vice Chairman of Gender Fund of Zimbabwe Trust, Chairman of IODZ Corporate Governance Committee, as well as being past President of Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce, and past President of Zimbabwe Institute of Management. Working experience include 7 years in the financial sector, 7 years in manufacturing sector, 2 years in mining sector, and 15 years in commercial sector.

Bobby ndungu

Bobby Ndungu

Bobby Ndungu


Ph. D, M.B.A, M Sc Risk Management, BA (Police Science), Certified Fraud Examiner, Senior Fellow, (SAISRM)

Dr. Ndungu is a Security and risk management guru with more than 35 years experience in both the public and private security industries. His experience spans government, quasi-government and the private sector organisations. His specialist areas are security and risk management.

Bobby had a distinguished career with the uniformed forces where he spent 15 years in the army. In 1993, Bobby left the army after attaining the rank of Captain and joined the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe where he spent another 15 years as Security Manager.  In 2005, Bobby left the Reserve Bank to join Securico Security Services as General Manager Operations. In 2006 Bobby left Securico to join Rio Tinto Zimbabwe, a Zimbabwe stock listed company as its Group Security and Risk Manager, the job he currently holds.

Bobby holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, Master of Science (Risk Management), Masters in Business Administration, (MBA), and a B. A. (Police Science). He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE),

He is the founding President and Senior Fellow of the Southern Africa Institute of Security and Risk Management (SAISRM) and Chairman of BR Security and Risk Management Consultancy, a company that provides security and risk management training and consultancy.

Bobby is also a renowned International Public Speaker on security and risk management topics and has also written publications in a number of national and international magazines.

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