Judy is the Current CEO Knight Frank, after completing her Bachelor’s degree, Rugasira joined Mason, Owen & Partners, a firm of Chartered Surveyors in Mayfair, London. Later, she would return to Uganda in 1995 and start working with Steven Bamwanga then a Land Economist in Uganda] as her first employer. After four years of working in Uganda, she went back to the UK to pursue a masters degree in International Real Estate at the University of Reading. It was during this time that her biggest career turning point happened. She was head hunted by Knight Frank, who offered me the opportunity to work with them in Uganda as their managing director. I took the offer and I have been working with them since.



Patricia G. Kameri-Mbote

Patricia G. Kameri-Mbote is currently a full professor of Law at the University of Nairobi. On July 17, 2019, she became the second person at the University of Nairobi to successfully undertake a higher doctorate in law and the first woman in East and Central Africa. We are excited to announce that Ms Patricia Mbote will be one of the speakers at the 4th ISK regional conference, addressing the Land Governance Assessment Framework for Kenya.


Dr. Collins Mwange, PhD, MISK

Dr. Mwange possesses a Bachelor of Science in Surveying from the University of Nairobi, a Master of Science in Information Technology from Keele University in the UK, a Master of Business Administration, and a PhD in Geospatial Engineering. Dr. Mwange has over 20 years working experience Geospatial and allied Geospatial Information Technology (GeoIT). He is a full member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (MISK).

Dr. Mwange serves as the secretary of the Geo-Spatial Information Management (GIS) Chapter of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK). He also serves as the Managing Director of Geoeng Systems, a Geo-information consultancy, and a part time Lecturer at the University of Nairobi. His research interests include Geo-information Technologies, Spatial Data Infrastructures, Land Information Systems and similar GeoIT technologies.

Everlyne Nairesiae

Everlyne is a social scientist, with over 17 years of experience working on gender, land governance, research, conflict resolution, monitoring and impact evaluations at national, regional and global level. She is the Coordinator of the Global Land Indicators Initiative (GLII); a global multi-stakeholders’ platform for coordination and development of globally comparable land indicators, methodologies and tools for monitoring land governance issues including SDGs; and impact evaluation of land tenure and governance interventions at the Land and GLTN/UN-Habitat. She is also the Gender Lead for Land and GLTN Unit; and Gender Focal Point for Urban Legislation, Land and Governance Branch at UN-Habitat. She is known for her contribution in facilitating the development of global methodologies for monitoring land indicators in the SDGs and impact evaluation guideline, designing gender responsive land governance strategies and data tools; conflict sensitive approaches for land and natural resource management. Before joining UN-Habitat, Everlyne worked and consulted for several development and humanitarian agencies including Huairou Commission, FEMNET. Oxfam International; African Development Bank, NORAD and Church World Service. Everlyne holds a Master of Philosophy in Guidance and Counselling and bachelor’s degree in Geography from Moi University, Kenya.

Hanno Truter

Hanno Truter is the Microdrones Sales Manager for Africa and has extensive experience in in the Civil Engineering and Engineering Survey industries.

Hanno has over 25 years of surveying experience and is skilled in international sales, account management, brand development, and geographic information systems (GIS). He received his National Diploma Survey focused in Engineering from Cape Technicon.



Robert Jackson, Director, RICS

Rob leads the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in Continental Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is responsible for strategic development and delivery, financial and operational performance of the organisation and sits on the global executive team. Rob aims to drive professionalism, set standards, mitigate risk and develop growth and regulation across the built environment.

Passionate about encouraging alternative dispute resolution and conflict avoidance methods as well as driving transparency and consistency through the adoption of international and RICS standards, his goal is to drive a collaborative approach to improve efficiency across the sector, nurturing a business environment conducive to international investment and confidence in the region.

Dr Wale Akinyemi.

The ISK Regional Conference features an abundance of accomplished and knowledgeable speakers including Dr Wale Akinyemi. Dr Wale is a renown motivational speaker, a business strategy consultant and an author.





David Kanyi

Team Leader, Market Deepening

David Kanyi currently holds the position of Team Leader , Market Deepening at Capital Markets Authority. He has 15 years in Capital Markets having joined the Authority in February of 2008. Immediately prior to his appointment to the current role, in July 2019, he was the Head of Price and Market Surveillance in Derivatives at the Authority. Prior to joining the Authority, David worked at the Exchange between 2004-2008 in both Trading and Internal Audit departments.

His current responsibilities include: Responsible for market deepening by facilitating uptake of existing and new products and services and driving innovation through designing, developing  and implementing policies, procedures, methodologies and quality standards to support  introduction of new products , services and innovations  into the capital markets. David is also responsible for driving stakeholders engagement to  increase uptake and design of new products  based on established needs.

David is a graduate of the University of Nairobi school of Business with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree specializing in Finance. He is a full member of Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysts and the Kenya Institute of Management.

David has been pivotal in development and operationalization of the Derivatives Market including providing guidance and quality assurance to the various teams and market stakeholders throughout the  process. He has served in various capital market forums including the East African Community market integration initiative, Bond Market Steering Committee, Capital Markets Authority Master Plan implementation Working Group Champion, amongst others.

Off work he has an avid love for Soccer and Golf as a player!

Jess Cleland, Group Managing Director: East Africa & Indian Ocean, Broll Property Group

As the Group Managing Director for East Africa & Indian Ocean, Jess is responsible for Broll’s businesses in Kenya, Uganda and Mauritius, which deliver property management, facilities management, occupier services, broking, leasing, valuations and research. Prior to her current role, Jess held the position of Divisional Director: Strategy and Consulting within Broll’s Occupier Services division, including responsibility for overall business development and for driving the strategic growth of the business. She was also previously Research Director at IPD (now MSCI), where she worked in London, Australia and South Africa.

Jess holds an MBA majoring in International Business, a Master of Property and a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering. She is a Certified Business Advisor and Member of the Institute of Business Advisors Southern Africa. In 2018 she was named Professional of the Year for the Private Sector category in Gauteng at the South African Women in Property Awards, and has served on industry boards and committees for RICS, CoreNet Global, Women’s Property Network, African Real Estate Society and University of Pretoria Department of Construction Economics.

She has over 15 years’ experience in property strategy, research and business management with a focus on the African continent.

Dr. Herbert Musoga, PhD (Urban and Regional Planning); M.A (Planning); B.A (Economics and Sociology) MKIP, MAAK (TP); Registered and Practicing Planner; Member of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP); Director, Land Use Planning, National Land Commission, Kenya responsible for executing the constitutional mandate of monitoring and oversight over land use planning throughout the country. Professional contribution include: team leader in preparing the County Spatial Planning Monitoring and oversight Guidelines; Urban Land Use Planning Monitoring and Oversight Guidelines; Leaders’ Guide to County Spatial Planning; Physical Planning Manual and Regional Planning Manual. Planning achievements include: coordination of preparation of the Kwale Regional Development Plan; Nakuru Regional Development Plan and Nakuru Town Strategic Urban Development Plan; Resource Person for UNCRD (United Nations Center for Regional Development) Africa Training Programme, Nakuru Field Station; currently researching on Polycentricism as a possible policy framework for harnessing the opportunities of urbanization under the current constitutional dispensation.

 Ibrahim Mwathane

Mr. Mwathane is a Director and Board Chair of the Land Development and Governance Institute (LDGI), Kenya, and a consultant on cadastral surveys and land governance issues. He a past Chair of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK) and also a past Chair of the Land Sector Board of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA). He recently chaired the State Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning Task Force to investigate the process of extending and renewing land leases in Kenya. He also served in the Task Force which formulated an eviction and resettlement bill as well as a community land bill.

He has been greatly involved in the formulation and implementation of Kenya’s land policy and the continental framework and guidelines on land policy in Africa. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya and has been twice honoured at State level for his contribution to the profession of surveying and to the national land policy process in Kenya. He holds a BSc in Surveying & Photogrammetry from the University of Nairobi and an MSc in Cadastre and Land Information Management from the Polytechnic of East London