Francis has 26 years’ experience in highway policy, planning, financing, design, construction and operations. He has delivered highway projects and services within the public and private sector.
Francis has extensive knowledge and experience in all project stages, including feasibility, assessments, modelling, design, management and contract documentation. His expertise also includes operations, maintenance and handover in Sub-Saharan Africa, the UK and the Middle East.
Prior to joining IMC, Francis worked as a Chief Engineer for the Department of Roads in Zimbabwe. Francis has also participated in assignments in the UK and Middle East throughout his eight years of working for Mouchel.
Previously, Francis worked as a Director of Infrastructure Planning with the City of Kigali in Rwanda.
Francis spent three years working with the Transport Research Laboratory implementing DFID-funded projects, such as Africa Community Access Projects in Mozambique and the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility project. He also worked for the Kampala Capital City Authority delivering a Road Asset Management System.
Recently, he has worked on a variety of projects, including the development of the Zimbabwe National Transport Master Plan and the Nairobi Southern Bypass Project.
Francis has a deep understanding of rural and urban roads and high- and low-volume transport. He has practical experience in international, regional and national road standards in the Abu Dhabi Municipality and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Currently, Francis is leading the DFID-funded Capacity Building and Mentorship for M&E Programmes on Pavement Performance in six African countries including Malawi, South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and the Democratic Rebublic of the Congo.
BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering, University of Zimbabwe
MSc in International Highway Engineering, University of Birmingham