The UCDA Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the conduct of business and supervising Management, which is responsible for the day – to – day operations. The Board’s objective is to preserve UCDA’s institutional competitiveness as well as ensuring that the Authority operates in a reliable and safe manner.
The UCDA board of directors is industry based but more importantly a practical demonstration of the public-private partnership with representation from key stakeholders from government and the private sector. Its composition is as follows: Government – one (1) representative from each of the 3 ministries with a direct stake in coffee, namely: Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) – the parent Ministry; Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Industry (MTTI); and Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED); and the Private Sector – Farmers (2), Exporters (2), Roasters (1) and Processors (1). The Chairman of the Board is nominated by the Minister responsible for UCDA, and by default the Managing Director by virtual of his position is a member, bringing the total number to eleven.

Present membership is as follows;

Names of Board MembersTitles Stakeholder represented
Mr. Perez BukumunheChairman UCDA Board
Valentine Okot OtanuDirectorFarmers
Mr. Gerald SendaulaDirectorFarmers
Ms. Rose KatoDirectorProcessors
Mr. Ayub K. KaluleDirectorProcessors
Mr. Hannington KaruhangaDirectorExporters
Mr. Robert NsibirwaDirectorExporters
Mrs. Beatrice ByarugabaDirectorMinistry of Agriculture, Animal industry & Fisheries
Dr. Albert MusisiDirectorMinistry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development
Mr. Silver OjakolDirectorMinistry of Tourism, Trade and Industry
Mr. Henry NgabiranoManaging DirectorUganda Coffee Development Authority