Campaign Message - Mebbie Chikwete

Campaign Message - Mebbie Chikwete


Mebbie Chikwete

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) United Kingdom
  • National Accounting Technician (NATech) Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants, Lusaka, Zambia
  • Monitoring & Evaluation Accounting & Learning (MEAL), Keno Institute, Lusaka Zambia
Current Position and Name Of Organisation


Other board positions held (current or past)
    • Forum for Zambia Women Accountants-ZICA (current)
    • Kitwe Vocational Training Centre – Former Board Member/Audit Committee
    • Ndola South Mission District of Seventh Day Adventist Church - Former Executive Committee Member
    • Ndola South Mission District of Seventh Day Adventist Church- Former District Auditor
Professional Associations
  • ACCA
  • ZICA
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
Experience Profile and How It Relates to This Role

As head Internal Audit, I am responsible for providing independent assurance to Board of Governance, that NGOCC’s risk management, governance and internal controls are operating effectively.

I also provide policy oversight to Forum for Zambia Women Accountants a chapter under the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants. Therefore, I will definitely add value to carecoop based on my professional skills and the over 20 years’ experience in finance, internal audit covering the private, public and NGO sectors.

What You Intend to Bring to the Board

As a potential board member aspiring to serve on the audit and risk committee for our savings and credit cooperative, I pledge to uphold the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and accountability in all my actions and decisions. I believe that effective audit and risk management are essential to the long-term success and sustainability of our cooperative. As an audit specialist, I have been extensively involved in reviewing internal control systems. I believe my technical ability in this area will help carecoop, improve on delivery of their services thereby add value to their proposition.

Therefore, I am committed to working diligently to ensure that our financial practices are sound, our internal controls are robust, and our risk management processes are effective. I will strive to bring a fresh perspective to the committee, drawing on my experience in finance, risk management, and compliance to identify potential areas of improvement and implement best practices.

I will also work collaboratively with my fellow committee members, the board of directors, and management to foster a culture of risk awareness and accountability throughout the cooperative. In addition, I will prioritize the interests of our members and strive to protect their investments by diligently overseeing the audit process, monitoring key risks, and providing timely and accurate information to the board.