Trevor Ncube

Trevor Ncube is Chairman of Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) (Zimbabwe) a company he confounded 14 years ago. AMH owns three newspaper titles in Zimbabwe namely NewsDay (daily), The Zimbabwe Independent (business weekly) and The Standard (Sunday). AMH also owns Munn Marketing, a magazine and newspaper distribution company in Zimbabwe and Strand Multiprint a commercial and newspaper printing company.

He was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe in September 1962. Ncube has a BA Honours (First Class) from the University of Zimbabwe. Ncube started in journalism in 1989 when he was appointed assistant editor of the Financial Gazette in Zimbabwe. In 1991 he was promoted to Executive Editor and in 1994 received the Zimbabwe Editor of the Year award.

Ncube is also controlling shareholder and Executive Deputy Chairman of the Mail & Guardian Media Group (South Africa).

Ncube was the President of Print Media South Africa and Chair of the Newspaper Association of South Africa from 2004 – 2008. He was chair of the board of the Southern African Regional Poverty Network (2004-7) and the Institute for War & Peace Reporting (2004-8). Ncube also served on the international board of the World Association of Newspapers (2004-8) based in Paris. He is board member of Johannesburg Stock Exchange quoted MoneyWeb and Chairman of its audit committee.

He completed the Said Business School, University of Oxford, Advanced Management and Leadership Programme in June/July 2009. Ncube was awarded a Print Media S.A. Fellowship in 2006. He was awarded the International Publishers Association Freedom Prize Award 2007. He has also won the German Africa Award 2008. In 2010 Ncube was bestowed the Nation Media Group Life Achievement Award for his work in media on the continent.

He is co-chair of the African Media Initiative (AMI) a continent wide organization focusing on strengthening the sectors viability and enhancing its professionalism.

He has undertaken speaking engagements across the world. He is married to Nyaradzo and they have a son Keith, 23 years old and a daughter Maya, 4 years old. He loves reading, is a keen golfer and loves traveling. Ncube is a devout Christian.

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