Dr Tshilidzi Madzivhandila is the Chief Executive Officer of FANRPAN. He has over 20 years’ experience in research, policy analysis, and monitoring and evaluation, with a particular focus on the food, agriculture, and natural resources sector. An excellent communicator with strong intellectual and analytical skills, Dr Madzivhandila has served in senior positions in national research institutions, government, and international development organisations. He holds a PhD degree in Economics from the University of New England, Australia, specialising in public policies and programme evaluation. Dr Madzivhandila is a member of various professional associations, including the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA), the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA), and the Pool of International Experts for the Food and Business Applied Research Fund of the Dutch Research Council’s science division.