CMS Tanzania

Ambassador Ami Mpungwe


  • Career diplomat, served in the portfolios of Personal Assistant to the President of the United Republic of Tanzania  and Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Civil Service and from 1985 to 1992
  • Director of Africa and the Middle East within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from 1992 to 1993
  • Held the role of Tanzania's first High Commissioner to post-apartheid South Africa following the country's attainment of an African majority government from 1994 to 2000
  • In December 1999, he was decorated by the President Thabo Mbeki with The Order of Good Hope, South Africa's highest Award granted to foreign Citizens for his contribution to South Africa's liberation, closer socio-economic relations in SADC Region and for closer bilateral relations between Tanzania and South Africa
  • In 2003 he was granted with Certificate of Recognition by the African Union (AU) for his contribution in Inter-Rwandese Peace talks, leading to the signing of the Arusha Peace Agreement for Rwanda of August 1993
  • Since retiring, he has focussed on invigorating the Tanzanian private sector by actively participating in a range of private sub-sectors, including mining, agri-business in sugar, teak, media industry development, transportation, tourism, shipping and food export-import business
  • Held Chairman of the Board roles for: TanzaniteOne Mining Ltd/TanzaniteOne SA Ltd; the Tanzania Chamber of Mines; Rural Energy Agency; African Gem Resources (AFGEM) Ltd; and National Bank of Commerce (NBC)  and participated as Advisory Board Member for Pan-African Energy (T) Ltd
  • Holds Board Member roles for: Malawi Sugar Plc.; Nyota Tanzania Ltd (Maersk Shipping Line Associate); Tanzania Breweries Ltd; Standard Chartered Bank (Tanzania); and Zambia Sugar Plc; ; Kilombero Valley Teak Company Ltd; MIC (TIGO) Tanzania Ltd; and Kilombero Sugar Co. Ltd, chairing the boards of the last three companies
  • Member of the Advisory Board for: Illovo Sugar Group (a subsidiary of Associated British Foods of the UK)
  • Contributed to Tanzanian's higher education sector via a two-term membership and participation on the University of Dar es Salaam Council, serving on the Board of Trustees of the University of Dodoma (UDOM) Endowment Fund, the Executive Committee of the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) as well as in many committees and  for the enhancement of FDI in-flow and private sector growth in Tanzania

Brian Rudd


  • Over 35 years of experience in the mining industry in both Australia and Africa
  • Instrumental in the successful establishment and development of the Company since 2005
  • Before establishing the Company, Brian held various senior positions for private and listed drilling companies in Australia and Africa
  • Brian is a Non-executive Director of Hardy Metals and an adviser to Minexia

Sarah Majengo


  • 20 years’ experience in marketing, strategic communications and human resources within the mining, banking, petroleum and consumer goods sectors
  • Corporate advisor on leadership and organizational development to address challenges and achieve strategic business growth
  • Founder of Kengo Ltd., an agile boutique consultancy focused on optimized solutions in strategic communications, marketing, organizational development and training
  • Previously held roles including Country Manager for Africapractice, Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs for TIB Development Bank and Communications Lead for Kabanga Nickel Company Limited

Mugisha Lwekoramu


  • Over 15 years’ experience in accounting and finance roles within the mining sector
  • Experience across management accounting, auditing, financial reporting and compliance and budgeting 
  • Currently Chief Financial Officer for CMS (Tanzania) Limited, responsible for the company’s strategic financial planning, management, reporting and compliance activities 
  • Previously held accountancy roles with, Major Drilling International and African Barrick Gold (North Mara Gold Mine) and African Barrick Gold (Bulyanhulu Gold Mine)

Jodie North


  • Over 20 years of experience in both underground and surface operations, in both hardrock and softrock mining
  • Jodie holds the position of Chief Operating Officer at Capital Limited
  • Responsible for managing Capital’s operations and site personnel and achieving contractual compliance and client satisfaction
  • Joined the Group in August 2012 as Country Manager, Egypt, he was promoted to Executive - Production in October 2016 and appointed to his current role in March 2019
  • Previously Aftermarket Operations Manager, West Africa for Sandvik