Kumba Iron Ore: Bothwell Mazarura

Bothwell Mazarura has been the Chief Financial Officer of Kumba Iron Ore since 1 September 2017.

Bothwell Mazarura has a Bachelor of Accounting Science Degree from the University of South Africa and is an accredited Chartered Accountant in three jurisdictions – England and Wales, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Bothwell served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Wescoal Holdigs Ltd before joining Kumba Iron Ore. He previously held various Senior Financial roles at Lonmin Plc. These include Group Head of Finance, Head of Treasury and Acting Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Lonmin Plc, he held a position as a Partner at Deloitte. During his tenure at Deloitte, he also spent some time working in the United Kingdom. Bothwell was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Kumba Iron Ore in September 2017. 

Bothwell has been nominated for the 2019 CFO Awards. 

2017 – Present    Chief Financial Officer, Kumba Iron Ore Ltd
2016 – 2017         Chief Financial Officer, Wescoal Holdings Ltd
2014 – 2016         Head of Group Finance, Lonmin Plc
2013 – 2014         Head of Treasury, Lonmin Plc
2010 – 2013         Head of Accounting and Reporting, Lonmin PLc
2002 – 2010         Audit Partner, Deloitte

2013                       ACA, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England                                              and Wales
2007                       CA(SA), SAICA
1999                       CA(Z), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe
1993 – 1996         B.AccSc, UNISA
1991 – 1992         St George’s College
1987 – 1990         St John’s High School

About Kumba Iron Ore Ltd: Kumba Iron Ore produces a high-grade iron ore that is one of the minerals that society needs to develop and prosper.

Their production process consists of exploration, planning and building, mining, processing and blending, shipping, marketing and selling. 

They operate primarily in South Africa, with mining operations in the Northern Cape and Limpopo provinces, as well as a head office in Centurion, Gauteng, and a port operation in Saldanha Bay, Western Cape. 

They employ 11 220 people, including contractors and learnerships, and produced 45Mt of iron ore in 2017, with a revenue of R21.5 billion.