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Board & Governance

Board of Directors

CPTM’s thirteen Directors are drawn from three categories of membership; Governments, Public & Private sector partners, and Networking Partners.

CPTM’s Board of Directors, London.

Tan Sri Datuk Dr Omar A. Rahman,
Malaysia, Chairman

Dr Ndeutala Angolo,

Mr John Blackshaw,

Mr John Carter,
South Africa

Mr Gwinyai Dzinotyiweyi,
Zimbabwe (Alternate Director)

My Barry Faure,

Dr Caleb Mailoni Fundanga,
Zambia (Alternate Director)

Mr Izham Khairuddin,

Mr Lennox Lewis,
Trinidad & Tobago

Mr Lekoma Mothibatsela,

Lt Gen (ret’d) Ihsan Shurdom,

Prof Sam Tulya-Muhika,
Uganda (Alternate Director)

Dr Andrew Taussig,

Governing Documents

CPTM was registered as a not-for-profit company (a Company Limited by Guarantee) in the United Kingdom, following a decision by Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) at their biennial Meeting in Auckland, New Zealand in 1995.

Our governing documents are our Articles of Association and our Code of Ethics. The Articles have been amended several times since, the most recent being in 2017.

The status of formal accreditation from the Commonwealth Secretariat lasted until 2004, but CPTM Smart Partnerships has continued to have ongoing relations with the Commonwealth countries since then.

Council of Patrons & Advisors

HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of Uganda
Hon Tun Dr Mahatir Bin Mohamad, Former Prime Minister of Malaysia
His Majesty King Mswati III of Eswatini, Patron of the 29ers.


CPTM’s Founding CEO, Dr Mihaela Smith, sadly passed away on the 14 June 2022. She had led the organisation from its outset in 1995. The board is currently making plans to recruit a successor.

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