THE INITIATIVE ON APEX COURT APPOINTMENTS
Sternford Moyo is the Chairman and Senior Partner of the law firm Scanlen and Holderness where he specialises in mining, corporate and commercial law. He is also President of the International Bar Association (IBA). Mr Moyo is the first IBA President of African descent in the history of the 74-year-old organisation.
Mr Moyo has held numerous senior IBA roles, including Council Member, Management Board Member, Advisory Board Member and Chair of the African Regional Forum, Deputy Secretary-General for Southern Africa, Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), Trustee of IBA-established entities, such as the Southern Africa Litigation Centre and eyeWitness to Atrocities, and member of the Task Force on Illicit Financial Flows, Poverty and Human Rights.
Mr Moyo’s professional career has seen him hold a variety of leadership positions, including having been a bar leader in Zimbabwe and in Southern Africa, and a corporate leader in mining, manufacturing, financial services and leadership development.
In 1990, Mr Moyo was selected by the United States Information Services to participate in a programme to familiarise young African leaders with the American legal system and its background. In 2004, he participated in a media advocacy course run by the University of Oxford.