The Board of Trustees
The Fund is governed by a fifteen-member Board of Trustees including ten teachers representing the ten regions of the country. These individuals are voted for by members of GNAT at the regional level to represent them on the Board. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees is selected by the National Council of GNAT. Currently, Mr. David Kwabla Kattah is the Chairman of the Board. In addition, the National Council of GNAT is represented on the Board by two of its Executive Officers. GNAT also appoints three external members to the Board of Trustees by virtue of their expertise in matters relating to Investment and Fund Management.
David Kwabla Kattah, Board Chairman
Mr. David Kwabla Kattah joined the Teachers’ Fund Board as the Chairman in 2018. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Certiﬁcate in Corporate Governance. He is a Member of the Institute of Directors Ghana (IOD-GH). Additionally, David has obtained Certiﬁcates in Negotiation, Management, Leadership and Pensions from institutions in Ghana, United Kingdom, and Germany.
David is currently the Assistant Headmaster in charge of Administration at Peki Senior High School. As an educationist, he read a Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language and a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics with English from the University of Ghana.
He also holds a Teachers Certiﬁcate ‘A’ from the Dambai College of Education. As a Unionist, David has risen steadily through the ranks of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) as a School Representative, Local Secretary, District Vice Chairman, District Chairman, to his current Volta Regional GNAT Chairmanship position rendering about 20 years of service to GNAT. He also served as the Volta Regional Coordinator for the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) during the 2008, 2012, and 2016 General Elections in Ghana.
Dr. Kweku Ainuson, External Trustee
Dr. Kweku Ainuson was appointed as a member of the Teachers’ Fund Board in March 2018. He is a lecturer at the faculty of law, University of Ghana where he teaches Company Law, Commercial Law and Natural Resource Law. Dr. Ainuson was previously a visiting Assistant Professor and an Assistant Professor at Clemson University in South Carolina, USA and Mississippi State University in Starkville Mississippi, USA, respectively.
He has several publications to his credit and has his articles in some leading peer reviewed journals in the world. Dr. Ainuson is also a partner at the law ﬁrm AB Lexmall Associates where his practice focuses on Corporate, Commercial and Natural Resource law.
Dr. Ainuson went to Mfantsipim School. He has an LLB (Law) from University of Ghana, an LLM degree from University of Georgia in the United States and an MPA and PhD from Clemson University in South Carolina in the United States.
Dr. Ainuson is a member of the Ghana Bar Association. He is also a member of the State of Georgia Bar (United States) where he is registered as a foreign law consultant.
Alhasasan Andani External Trustee
Mr. Alhassan Andani, the immediate past Chief Executive Officer of Stanbic Bank Ghana, was appointed onto the Board of Teachers’ Fund in October 2020.
Mr. Andani has over three decades of local and international working experience in Banking. He began his career at the then SSB Bank Limited in 1984, and rose through the ranks to become the Regional Project Manager for the Upper Region and Credit Officer in the Development Finance Division. He joined the Standard Chartered Bank in 1993 as a Senior Accounts Relations Manager and rose to the position of Regional Manager (Domestic Division).
He joined Barclays Bank Ghana Limited in year 2000 as Executive Director and became the Deputy Managing Director in 2004.
Before his appointment as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited, he was the Director (Non Presence Countries) at Barclays Africa, Johannesburg. Mr. Andani holds a BSc. Degree in Agriculture from the University of Ghana and a Master’s Degree in Banking and Finance from Finafrica Institute in Milan, Italy.
He is an alumnus of the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme and holds an International Management Certificate from INSEAD.
He has also attended several Banking, Leadership and People Management executive level training. He is the Board Chairman of four Charities and a number of reputable organizations including StanLib Ghana Limited, CSRI-Plus Limited and CEO Advisory Group on SDGs Ghana. He is also a Board Member of several well- known firms.
Thomas Tanko Musah, Trustee –GNAT Headquarters
Mr. Thomas Tanko Musah is the General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers, GNAT.
He was appointed to the Board in December 2019. He holds M. Ed. (Education and Administration) from the University of Cape Coast, EMBA (HRM) from the University of Ghana Business School, Legon and M.A. in Human Rights from the University of Education, Winneba.
He graduated from the University of Ghana Legon with a B.A. (Hons) Degree in Political Science with History in year 2000. He also holds a Post-Graduate Certiﬁcate in Labour Policy (PGCLB) from the University of Cape Coast, and a Professional Certiﬁcate from the Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners (HRMP).
He is a labour Policy Analyst and Associate Member of the Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners (IHRMP) Ghana. Until his appointment in December 2019 as GNAT General Secretary, he was the Head of the Membership Education and Youth Desk.
Rockson Boateng – Trustee, Central Region
Mr. Rockson Boateng was appointed to the board of Teachers’ Fund in 2022. He was the GNAT Chairman for Assin South District from 2015 to 2021. Other positions held in GNAT include District Youth Coordinator (2011-2015) and School Representative (2007-2011).
He is on the rank of Assistant Director I in the Ghana Education Service and teaches at Assin Dominase Basic School.
Mr. Rockson is also a Part-Time Course Tutor and a Senior Course Tutor at both College for Distance and e-Learning Education (University of Education, Winneba) and College for Distance Education (University of Cape Coast) respectively.
Rockson is currently on a PhD programme (Curriculum and Teaching) at the University of Cape Coast. He holds Master of Philosophy in Basic Education, Bachelor of Education in Basic Education all from the University of Education, Winneba, and a Diploma in Basic Education from Foso College of Education.
Michael Austen Kugblenu – Trustee, Greater Accra Region
Mr. Austen Kugblenu, currently the Chairman of GNAT Accra Metro West, was appointed to the Board of Teachers’ Fund in 2022. He obtained a 3-year Post Secondary Certificate “A” from the Accra Teachers’ Training College, Legon, now Accra College of Education in 2002. He then proceeded to the University of Ghana for a Diploma in Youth Development in 2006 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education (Psychology and Education) from the University of Education, Winneba.
Mr. Kugblenu has a certificate in Pensions Administration from the National Pensions College in Accra. He works with the Ablekuma North Education Directorate of the Ghana Education Service as a Public Relations Officer.
Mr. Kugblenu once served as the Basic Schools’ Representative of GNAT Accra Metro West and National Coordinator for Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG).
Amo Johnson Anom – Trustee, Eastern Region
Mr. Johnson Anom was appointed as a Board Member of the Teachers’ Fund in 2022. He holds a Master of Art (Democracy, Governance, Law and Development) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Behaviour and Conflict Management from the University of Cape Coast. He also holds a Diploma in Youth in Development Work from the University of Ghana.
He attended the Kibi College of Education where he obtained a 3-year Post Secondary Certificate. He was the Assistant Head Teacher at the Kwabeng Islamic Primary School from 2002 to 2010 and was later posted to the Kwabeng Anglican SHTS in 2021.
Mr. Anom has held several positions in GNAT including National Council Member (2012 – 2021) Atiwa District GNAT Chairman (2016-2021), East Akim Municipal Chairman (2012-2015) and Kwabeng Local Chairman (2009-20 10).
Francis Awan Ndago – Trustee, Upper East Region
Mr. Francis Ndago was appointed to the Teachers’ Fund Board in 2022. He is the Deputy Director for Finance and Administration at the District Education Directorate at Bongo in the Upper East Region.
He holds a Master of Education, Mentoring from the University of Education, Winneba and a Master of Art in Human Resource Management from the University of Cape Coast.
Mr. Ndago, has voluntarily served as the Local Manager of Catholic Schools (St. Anne’s Parish) in Bongo since 2015 and has been the Focal Person for Membership Education for the Teachers’ Fund in the Bongo District since 2012. He has served as a Resource Person for a number of Membership Education programmes for GNAT in the Bongo District.
Ziemah Nicholas – Trustee, Upper West Region
Mr. Ziemah was appointed as a member of the Teachers’Fund Board in 2022. He is an Educationist and Specialist in Test Development, Assessment, Measurement and Programme Evaluation.
Mr. Ziemah holds a Masters Degree in Educational Measurement and Evaluation and a Bachelor of Education Degree in Mathematics from the University of Cape Coast. He also holds a Certificate in Educational Consultancy from Neogenic Education and has attended training in Donor Funded Project Management and Risk Management.
He is the immediate past District Treasurer for the Sissala GNAT Municipal and a former member of the Board of Governors of Kanton Senior High School. Mr. Ziemah is currently a member of the Sissala East Municipal Education Oversight Committee. He is currently the Municipal Budget Officer, Procurement Officer and the Officer in charge of the Personnel Processing section of the Sissala East Municipal Education Directorate in the Upper West Region.
Alhaji Salifu Imoro Alhassan – Trustee, Northern Region
Alhaji Imoro Alhassan was appointed to the Teachers’ Fund Board in 2022. He rose from the position of classroom teacher with the Ghana Education Service and became a Head Teacher in 1993.
In 2019 he was appointed as the Municipal Logistics Officer with of the Yendi Municipal Education Directorate. He holds a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Education, Winneba and has served in various positions in GNAT including School Representative, and Municipal Trustee, He acted as the GNAT Municipal Secretary for two years and was once the Yendi Municipal GNAT Treasurer.
Prior to his appointment as Board Member, he was the Municipal Chairman of the Yendi Municipal GNAT. Alhaji Alhassan serves on the Board of the Community Water and Sanitation Development of Guntingli in the Yendi Municipality.
Prince Charles Agyemang-Duah – Trustee, Ashanti Region
Mr Agyemang-Duah was appointed to the Board in March 2018. He holds a Master’s Degree in Education in Advance Psychology with Research and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Cape Coast. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Governance and Leadership.
He has taught Educational Leadership and Management, Educational Psychology and other professional courses at the University of Cape Coast Distance Learning Centre.
He has held several positions in GNAT including GNAT Chairman and Member of Education and Professional Development for Adansi West. He has been trained in Corporate Governance, Corporate Failures, Interpretation of Financial Statements and Financial Administration.
He is currently, the District Director of Education at the Bosomtwe District in Ashanti Region. Prior to his appointment as Director, he was the Headmaster at Akrofuom Senior High Technical School.
Prince Amuzu – Trustee, Brong Ahafo Region
Mr. Prince Amuzu was appointed to the Teachers’ Fund Board in January 2018. Prince holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a Bachelor of Education Degree in Accountancy from the University of Education, Kumasi.
He is an Assistant Director I with the Ghana Education Service and a Cost Accounting and Financial Accounting Tutor at the Presbyterian Senior High School at Bechem in the Brong Ahafo Region.
He was the Financial Secretary for the Student’s Representative Council of University of Education Winneba (Kumasi Campus) from 2006 to 2007 and the Treasurer of the University Students Association of Ghana from 2007 to 2008.
Mr. Amuzu was a member of the GNAT National Budget Committee from 2013 to 2017. He was a member of GNAT National Finance Committee from 2013 to 2017 and Brong Ahafo Regional GNAT Finance Committee from 2013 to 2017. He was once the local GNAT Secretary for the Brosankro local.
Christian Kwame – Trustee, Volta Region
Mr. Kwame was appointed as a Board member of Teachers’ Fund in 2022. He is the Principal of the E.P. Technical Vocational Institute in Alavanyo in the Volta Region. He has expertise in Construction, Financial Administration and Project Management.
Mr. Kwame holds an M.Phil. in Construction Technology from the University of Education, Winneba, and a Master of Education in Administration from the University of Cape Coast.
He also has an Executive Certificate in Financial Accounting from the Africa Centre for Capacity Building. He has held several positions in GNAT including South Tongu District Technical Representative (2009-2013) and Volta Regional Technical Representative (2013-2021).
Alberta Otoo – Trustee, Western Region
Ms. Alberta Otoo was appointed to the Board in March 2018. She holds a Master of Education Degree with specialization in Administration from the University of Cape Coast where she also obtained her Bachelor’s Degree.
Ms. Otoo teaches at the St. Mary’s Boys’ Senior High School in Apowa in the Western Region where she is a Member of the Audit and Procurement committees of the school
She has held some important positions in GNAT such as S.H.S Representative for the Ahanta West District and GNAT School Representative for Kweikuma Junior High School. She is a Member of the Institute Directors, Ghana.