Board of Directors

While Shiselweni Reformed Home-Based Care was still relatively small, the need for a board was not felt. However, as the ministry grew and more funds were generated, the leadership realized that a board could be of great benefit for the future of the work while also maintaining a high degree of accountability. On 5 November 2009 the board was established, initially consisting of seven members, with the option to increase the numbers as further needs are identified. The board is made up of people from a wide background, but with the condition that they should all be passionate about making a difference in the HIV/AIDS situation in Swaziland.


Arnau has been a full-time missionary in Swaziland since 1985. He is the pastor of the Shiselweni congregation of the Swaziland Reformed Church, general secretary of the Synod of the church and also the visionary behind Shiselweni Reformed Home-Based Care


"Shorty" is a member of the Shiselweni congregation of the Swaziland Reformed Church at Dwaleni and was actively involved with Shiselweni Reformed Home-Based Care right from the start. She is the Chief Operating Officer of the entire project.

CFO & Chairperson

Neville is the Financial Manager of Montigny Investments, a  group of companies whose head-office is situated in the Shiselweni region of Swaziland. He has a keen interest in the AIDS pandemic and is also the financial advisor of Shiselweni Reformed Home-Based Care. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession (or a Certified Public Accountant as it is known in the USA)

Board Spokesperson: Caregivers

Netty was a member of the first group of volunteers trained at Dwaleni in 2006. She later became the coordinator of the Mbangweni group of volunteers and is one of the trainers of new caregiver groups. Due to her stature within the group she was appointed as one of the board members and is the board spokesperson for the caregivers.

Infrastructure and Distribution

Zachie is a member of the Dutch Reformed Church in Swaziland, owns a trading store in Nhlangano and farms in the Dwaleni district. With his knowledge of building, he plays a vital role in giving advice whenever new structures have to be erected or older ones renovated.

Public Relations, Funding Proposals & SHBC Secretary
Johanna is a Talent Management and Development Consultant for a global telecommunications company, where she also serves as chairperson of the Ethics Task Team. As a certified Ethics Officer (EO 316) registered with the Ethics Institute of South Africa, she brings corporate governance, ethics management and organisation development skills to SHBC.

Government Liaison

Doward is the Member of Parliament for the Somtongo area and has given remarkable support to SHBC since the early years. His role within the community as well as the government is ideal to serve SHBC with the necessary advice on procedures which need to be followed to ensure that proper protocol is adhered to at all times.