Karen Son, the current chief financial officer of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) has been appointed as the new NFVF CEO, it was announced on Friday 18 February. She will take over her new role from the incumbent CEO Eddie Mbalo on 1 April.
The appointment of the new NFVF Council has still to be announced. The term of the previous Council expired on the 31 January 2011. The process of appointing the new Council, which is managed by the Department of Arts and Culture, started with public interviews held between 31 January and 02 February. The Minister of Arts and Culture will make the decision soon from the list of 22 names as recommended by the panel of experts.
Mbalo presented the NFVF’s 1009/2010 Annual Report to the Parliamentary Arts and Culture Portfolio Committee on Wednesday 16 February 2011. The NFVF was commended for consistently maintaining unqualified audits for the ten years since it started its operations in 2001.
The chairperson of the committee, Ms TB Sunduza thanked Mbalo for his sterling work of guiding the development of the film industry and for ensuring the stability and management of the public resources. Mbala was appointed the first CEO of the NFVF in 2001. She also welcomed Son to the position and congratulated the Council for appointing a woman to the position.