Board Of Directors

Eng. Stephen Ngare – Chairman

Eng. Stephen Muriuki Ngare is the Chairman of the National Housing Corporation Board. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Nairobi and a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies specializing in Transportation Planning from York University, Toronto, Canada. He is a Registered Consulting Engineer by the Engineers Board of Kenya and a member of the Kenya Institute of Engineers.

He has over 35 years of extensive experience in the management of road projects in the public sector and has held the position of Deputy Chief Engineer (Roads) in the Ministry of Roads after which he was appointed to the Ministry of Public Works and as a General Manager in charge of Planning and Special Projects in Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA).

From 2013-2017, he was the Member of Parliament for Ndia Constituency, Kirinyaga County. He served as a member of Budget and Appropriation Committee, Public Investment Committee and Transport, Public Works and Housing Committee.

Amb. Ukur Yatani Kanacho - EGH – Cabinet Secretary National Treasury

Amb. Yatani is the Cabinet Secretary National Treasury - EGH. He has over 27 year experience in public administration, politics, diplomacy and governance in public sector since 1992. Before his appointment as Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury & Planning he served as the Cabinet Secretary for Labour and Social Protection since January 2018.

Between the years 2006 and 2007 while Member of Parliament for North Horr constituency, he also served as an Assistant minister for science and technology. At the height of his career (March 2013-August 2017), he served as a pioneer Governor of Marsabit County, the largest County in the Republic of Kenya.

Between June 2009 and October 2012, he served as Kenya’s Ambassador to Austria with Accreditation to Hungary and Slovakia and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna. In this position, he aggressively pursued and advanced Kenya’s foreign interests.

He held senior leadership positions at various diplomatic and international agencies such as International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), United Nations Organization on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vice Chairperson of United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC), Vice President of Convention on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPJ), and chair of African Group of ambassadors among others.

Between 1992 and 2015, he served in different positions in Kenya’s Public Administration including a District Commissioner, where he sharpened his management and administrative skills. He has Master of Arts in Public Administration and Public Policy, University of York, United Kingdom, 2005; and Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Egerton University, Kenya, 1991.

CBS, CA (SA) Mr. Charles Hinga Mwaura- Principal Secretary, State Dept for Housing and Urban Development.

Mr. Charles Hinga Mwaura, CBS is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from Kenyatta University and a Bachelor of Accounting Science (Honors) from University of South Africa.

His core competencies include project and structured finance, dealing in structuring and business development. He has successfully led a number of landmark advisory mandates including the R1.5 billion City Of Johannesburg Broadband Network Project, PRASA restructuring and recapitalization plan, Phase 1B of Rea Vaya Rapid Bus Transportation System and Integrated Rapid Transport Network Project , just to mention a few.

Until the time of his appointment as the Principal Secretary State Department for Housing and Urban Development, he was the Group Chairman of an advisory boutique with presence in South Africa and Kenya. .

Mrs. Gladys Mboya - Director

Mrs. Gladys Mboya is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She is the Managing Partner of Mboya Wangong’u and Waiyaki Advocates.

She heads the Real Estate Banking & Finance Practice in the firm. She advises on the structuring of Commercial Real Estate Property Developments including structuring of Joint Ventures, Capital Raising for Property Developers, Limited Liability Partnership and setup of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS); she also advises on Mergers and Acquisitions.

She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration MBA from the University of Warwick (UK), a Bachelor of Laws with Honours degree (LLB) from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (UK) and a Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law.

Mr. Jackson Kimuri - Director

Mr. Jackson Kimuri is a senior management executive with over thirty five (35) years’ experience in Strategic management, Leadership and Finance. Mr. Kimuri has previously worked for Barclays Bank of Kenya Ltd as Deputy Director, Business Banking.

Prior to being elevated to Deputy Director position, Mr. Kimuri held Senior Management positions in Barclays Bank of Kenya Ltd ranging from Head of Regional Corporate, Area Manager, Senior Risk Manager and Senior Corporate Manager. In the aforesaid positions, he led and managed large teams in audit engagements, corporate lending, project finance and branch network operations. He also has proven record in risk management, syndication implementation and in providing strategic leadership.

Mr. Kimuri has had the opportunity to train in Corporate and Business Banking, Finance restructuring including syndication at Barclays Bank, Thames Valley regional office, Reading, UK as part of Senior Management extensive training. Mr. Kimuri has also served as a Director of the Coffee Board of Kenya and is currently the Chairman of Sawela Lodges Naivasha, Country Director of Sentry Security of East Africa and Chairman and Financial Consultant of Ace Security Options.

Prof. Arch. Gerald Jerry Magutu- Director

Prof. Arch. Gerald Jerry Magutu is a registered Architect with the Board of Registration Architects and Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS) and he is the Principal of Zed-Arch (K) Architects, a registered architectural firm in private practice.

He holds a PhD in Architecture and a Master of Architecture both from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Architecture (First Class Honours) from the University of Nairobi.

He has undertaken numerous architectural practices as well as consultancy roles in and outside the country such as feasibility study for the proposed construction of PTA bank headquarters in Bujumbura and participated in the design completion of the proposed Shelter Afrique Headquarters in Nairobi among many other consultancies.

Prof. Arch. Magutu is a holder of a Rockefeller Careers Award by the Rockefeller Foundation and a Senior Research Fellowship Award by the CV Raman International Research Fellowship among many other awards. He is an accomplished professional both locally and internationally.

Ms. Caroline Armstrong - Director

Ms. Caroline Armstrong has served in senior management positions in the banking and property industry in a career that spans 23 years.

In her previous role, she was responsible for the implementation of high impact strategic projects that were designed to enable the achievement of Housing Finance (HF) Group’s business strategy.

She serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Kenya Airways (KQ) Board where she was part of the recently concluded balance sheet restructuring as well as sitting as KQ’s chosen representative on the Board of JamboJet, KQ’s low cost carrier.

Previously Ms. Armstrong served as Vice-Chairperson on Kenya’s Mining Task Force responsible for reviewing all licences issued within the industry and determining their validity as well as providing recommendations for the country’s national mining policy.

Dr. Habil Olaka - Director

Dr. Habil Olaka is an experienced chief executive officer with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. He is skilled in negotiation, Enterprise Risk Management, Business Planning, Internal Audit, and Analytical Skills. He is a strong business development professional with a Doctor of Business Administration focused in Leadership and Strategic Management from United States International University – Africa.

Dr. Olaka is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Bankers Association and is responsible for the strategic direction of the Association under guidance from the KBA Governing Council. He was previously the Director of Operations of the East African Development Bank (EADB) based in Kampala after serving as the Resident Manager in Kenya.

He also served the bank as the Head of Risk Management and as the Chief Internal Auditor prior to his appointment. Dr. Olaka sits on a number of Boards representing the KBA such as the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, the Higher Education Loans Board, the Auctioneers Licensing Board, the Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE), to name a few. He is a member of the Institute of the Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and the CFA Institute

Ms. Patricia Nyambura Gathuri - Director

Patricia Nyambura Gathuri is an experienced professional Banker, with a successful career of thirty one (31) years in various management positions within the Banking Industry. She brings on board various skills and competencies gained over the years, including banking operations, business strategy, business development, customer relationship management, asset and liability management, credit skills and risk management.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Sociology (Upper Second Class Honours) from the University of Nairobi.

Patricia is a certified professional coach from the Coach Development Institute of Africa (CDI-A), a consultant trainer and a member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI) London. She also serves on the Board of Geminia Insurance Company Ltd. as an Independent Non-Executive Director and on the Board of Trustees for the Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH).

Mr. Andrew Saisi - Managing Director

Mr. Andrew Saisi is an MBA alumnus of Oxford Brookes University Business School (UK)- accredited by AMBA and EPAS; and holds the degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Nairobi.

He is an Accountant qualified by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), having trained at the premier Kaplan Financial (Reading). He is also a qualified Lead Auditor (SGS Yarsley- UK certificated by IRCA) of ISO Quality Management Systems.

Mr. Saisi has previously held Senior Management positions in various organizations both locally and internationally; has worked for BMW Manufacturing Group (UK) and Oxford County Council (Oxfordshire, UK). He blends professional and academic qualifications with diverse industry experience that spans over 20 years in Manufacturing, Security Management, Financial Management, Publishing and Engineering

Mr. William Keitany - Corporation Secretary

Mr. William Keitany is the Corporation Secretary. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi and a Postgraduate Diploma in law from the Kenya School of Law.

He is an advocate of the High Court, a Certified Public Secretary, a member of the Law Society of Kenya and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya. He has a wide experience spanning over 20 years in matters of Administration and Law.