Nesta Hatendi has extensive leadership experience in humanitarian and international development programmes in fragile and post-conflict states, mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa. She worked for HelpAge International as the Regional Director for Sub Saharan Africa. She was also an Expert Advisor on Ageing to the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa, Social Development Policy Division. Before that, Nesta's work experience included leadership roles in VSO, US Peace Corps and the Ministry of Education in Zimbabwe. Nesta is an active Rotary International member, Deputy Chair of the U.K. global charity World Animal Protection, and a Course Instructor with the International Institute on Ageing UN-Malta's Satellite Center for sub-Sahara Africa.