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The Secretariat consists of the Director and other members of staff of the Society who are appointed by the Society. The Director is the chief executive officer of the Society and is appointed on terms and conditions determined by the Society. The Director holds office for a period of three (3) years and may be re-appointed for two (2) further terms of three (3) years. The Director is responsible for the day to day management of the Society and exercises executive and administrative control over the staff of the Society.

Chrispin Chimwemwe Ngunde

Chief Executive Officer

Chrispin Chimwemwe Ngunde is a Legal Practitioner of 13 years standing at the Bar. He is a holder of a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree and a Masters in Commercial Law degree from the University of Malawi. He previously served in the Executive Committee of the Malawi Law Society as Treasurer (2019-2021) and as Honorary Secretary (2021-2023). He also served as the Chairperson of the Fundraising and Events Subcommittee of the Malawi Law Society between 2016 and 2018.

Mac Donald Mitepa

Finance & Administration Manager

Samai Muhammad

Projects and Advocacy Manager

Modester Mandala

Projects & Complaints Handling Officer

Rose Banda

Administrative Assistant

Tisiyana Mzengeza

Assistant Projects & Complaints Handling Officer

Jane Nyasulu

Finance & Administration Officer

Lawrence Mbela

Office Assistant

Mary Nanjala

Office Assistant

The Society has other officers subordinate to the Director who are appointed for the proper discharge of the functions of the Society under the Legal Education and Legal Practitioners Act. The additional positions and their brief responsibilities are as follows:

  1. Finance and Administration Manager is responsible for overall finance and administration management, including but not limited to preparation of accounts of the Society, management of books of the Society and providing advice to the Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Committee on financial matters.
  2. Projects and Advocacy Manager is responsible for managing the pro bono scheme and leading in the advocacy role of the Society.
  3. Projects and Complaints Handling Officer is responsible for handling and processing complaints received by the Society. She provides support to the Disciplinary Committee. She is also responsible for implementing projects of the Society and supports the Projects and Advocacy Manager in that regard.
  4. Finance and Administration Officer assists the Finance and Administration Manager.
  5. Assistant Projects and Complaints Handling Officer is subordinate to the Projects and Handling Officer and is responsible for receiving complaints and processing complaints. She also assist in implantation of projects of the Society.
  6. Administrative Assistant ensures the smooth running of the Society’s administration. The Administrative Assistant is key in managing events of the Society.
  7. Office Assistant provides support to all officers within the Secretariat.
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