Our Board

Paul Jackson, Chairman

Paul Jackson has been TUHF’s CEO since inception in 2003 and has been involved in development finance since 1987. Prior to his appointment as CEO at TUHF, Paul held positions as senior operations manager at the JHC, general manager for the Transitional National Development Trust (TNDT) and divisional manager for Southern Africa at the Development Bank of Southern Africa. While he was at the TNDT, the company was awarded first prize by the JSE/Deloitte and Touche for Corporate Governance. He was also chair of the KwaZulu Natal Agricultural Forum during the transition

Paul has held board directorships on the Mvula Trust, Alexander Social Housing Company, Johannesburg Social Housing Company. In addition to his position within the TUHF Group of Companies, he holds board positions with the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance and the Brickfields Housing Company.

Nomsa F Ntshingila

Ms Ntshingila is the Executive Manager for HR at National Housing Finance Corporation (NHFC). Prior to her position at NHFC, she held the position of Managing Director at NHFR Consulting and has extensive experience in HR strategy, policies, recruitment and training. She has been responsible for employee development, succession planning,  organisational development and industrial relations. Ms Ntshingila holds a Master of Science Degree in Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology from the university of Limpopo and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of Forte Hare. She has served as a CAHF board member since February 2016.

Mathew J Rudd

Mr Rudd has over 18 years of experience working in the East African finance environment. He currently holds the position of Chief Operating Officer at Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSDA). He has held various managerial positions in Uganda and Kenya including Managing director of Bushnet, regional manager of the Comztek Group, general manager of Westcon Africa. Prior to joining FSDA, Mr Rudd served as the managing director for Training and Trading Ltd.

Kecia Rust

Kecia is the Executive Director and founder of the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF). She is a housing policy specialist and has worked with both public and private sector practitioners in promoting access to affordable housing and housing finance in Africa for the past 20 years. She was the Housing Finance Coordinator at the FinMark Trust from 2003-2014, from where CAHF was established. Over the span of her career, Kecia has consulted and undertaken research in affordable housing finance, residential property assets and property markets, rental and social housing, and the creation of sustainable human settlements, among other issues. Kecia participated in the Wharton School’s International Housing Finance Programme, U.S.A. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree with Distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, U.S.A., and a Masters of Management from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Email: kecia@housingfinanceafrica.org