About Unifreight Africa

Unifreight Africa Limited is a listed corporation on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. The companies within the Group can boast over 100 years combined experience in the local and regional transport industry, covering most areas of the transport sector, ranging from Courier services to Abnormal Loads. Unifreight is also the only logistics company in Zimbabwe that can boast a truly nationwide network, guaranteeing delivery and service anywhere within 48 hours.


Patrick Chakanetsa Chingoka - Chairman - Non-Executive Director

Patrick Chingoka is currently the Managing Director of Thomas International Management Systems (Private) Limited and High Post Consultants (Private) Limited, having previously held the position of Group Personnel Executive of Apex Corporation Limited. Patrick is currently the longest standing Director. He is also Chairman of IT Solutions (Private) Limited and Navistar Insurance Brokers. His other directorships include Beverly Building Iness Trading (Private) Limited. Patrick is a citizen of and resides in Zimbabwe.

Hamish Bryan Wilburn Rudland - Non-Executive Director

Hamish Rudland was born in Zimbabwe and was educated at Falcon College in Esigodini. He attended Massey University in New Zealand between 1991and 1994, reading for a Bachelor of Business Studies Degree in Information Systems, management and Tourism. He returned to Zimbabwe in October 1994 and established Pioneer Corporation Africa in 1995. Hamish is a major shareholder and Chairman of Pioneer Clan Freight. His other directorships include Holdsworth Investments (Private) Limited. He is a citizen of and resides in Zimbabwe.

Rob Kuipers - Acting Group Chief Executive Officer

Rob Kuipers was born in Zimbabwe and educated at Falcon College. He attended the University of Pietermaritzburg, reading for a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. He went on to do Honours in accounting, and articles with KPMG, passing the ICAZ Board Exams on his first attempt. Rob then worked as the Finance Manager for a large agro-business, Butler Farms. Rob joined Pioneer Transport. As the Finance Director he took the company public by reverse listing Pioneer Transport into the ZSE listed Clan Holding. Then Rob ran a number of his own companies in the Southern African region. Rob returned to Zimbabwe in 2010 and joined Swift Transport as the Managing Director. He is a citizen of and resides in Zimbabwe.

Clever Matigimu - Non-Executive Director

Clever Matigimu has 21 years business experience most of which was gained in the short term insurance industry at various levels and was previously Group Managing Director of SFG Holdings and is a co-founder of SFG Group. He is currently the CEO of the Beemarch Group of Companies, incorporating Beemarch Investments (Private) Limited, Beemarch Properties (Private) Limited and Beemarch Geo Scientific Services (Private) Limited. Clever is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries, and has an MBA. He is a council member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries.

Bernard Gabriel Manyenyeni - Non-Executive Director

Bernard Manyenyeni holds a Masters degree in Strategic Management. He has over 20 years experience with leading players in the financial services sector and is currently the General Manager for Altfin Life Assurance Company. His experience has gathered him strengths in corporate governance and business relationship management. His other directorships are in a small number of other private businesses.

Thomas Alexander Taylor - Non-Executive Director

Thomas served his articles at Price Waterhouse Coopers Chartered Accountants (Zimbabwe) working in the Bulawayo, Harare and London offices. Thomas was admitted into PWC partnership in July 1972 and soon became Partner in charge of the Bulawayo and Botswana offices. In 1985, he transferred to the Harare office as senior Partner of PWC Central Africa and was responsible for the firm’s activities in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi and Mozambique. He retired in June 1995. He is now self employed and sits on a number of public and private company boards.