Lister is a Namibian journalist, publisher, apartheid opponent and press freedom activist. She was the founding editor of The Namibian and currently serves as the Executive Chairperson of the Namibia Media Trust.
Lister was the Chairperson of the 1991 conference that adopted the flagship Windhoek Declaration on an Independent and Pluralistic African Press.
Lister has won several international media awards for her work.
Advocate Theo J Frank (SC) is one of Namibia's seasoned Senior Legal Councils. He holds a Bachelors of Laws and Bachelors of Arts in Law and also holds a Diploma in Business Management and a Certificate in
Tax Law. He was appointed as an ad hoc Judge of Appeal to the Namibia Supreme Court with effect from March 1 to December 31 2017. Frank served as a High Court Judge from 1990 to 1996 and intermittently as ad hoc Judge of
Appeal from 1995.
Frank is chairperson of both NedNamibia Holdings and Nedbank Namibia. He also serves as Chairperson of Free Press of Namibia.
Chipare has been working as an independent Media Development consultant since 2006.
Chipare holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Zimbabwe. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators (FCIS) in Zimbabwe and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA) of the United Kingdom.
He is also a former Director of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), a regional media freedom and free expression organization operating in 11 countries in southern Africa. He currently serves as Chairperson of the MISA Trust Funds Board.
Tjombe is a Namibian lawyer and human rights activist. He is one of two directors of the Namibian law firm Tjombe-Elago Inc. He is admitted to practice in both the High and Supreme Court tiers of the Judiciary.
Tjombe has been engaged in various high profile cases representing a wide range of clients varying from individuals, communities, private entities and various state owned enterprises.
He is also a former Director of the Legal Assistance Centre, a public interest law firm.
Tjombe studied law at the University of the Western Cape where he graduated with B.Juris and LL.B degrees.