South African Frederick Kotzee joins Australian manufacturing group as CFO

Frederick has been appointed as the CFO of Graphene Manufacturing Group, with effect from 25 July.

Australia-based Graphene Manufacturing Group (GMG) has appointed South African Frederick Kotzee as its new CFO, with effect from 25 July.

Born, raised and educated in South Africa, Frederick started his professional career in corporate finance and investment banking at ING Barings in South Africa. After that, he served as the general manager of corporate finance at Anglo American and the head of business development, corporate finance and joint ventures at Anglo Platinum respectively. In 2010 he joined Afrox as group FD, and in 2012 became the CFO of Kumba Iron Ore.

He moved to Australia in 2017 to become the CFO of Kalium Lakes, and has served in various CFO roles for Australian companies since, including Kidman Resources, Stanmore Resources, and now GMG.

GMG’s CEO, Craig Nicol, stated:

“I’m looking forward to Frederick’s contributions to a wide range of finance and business areas to support GMG’s ongoing development. Frederick’s running of the multi-faceted elements of the finance function, and helping to lead the organisation’s growth, will be key in the next steps for the company.”

Guy Outen, GMG’s chair, also added that he is delighted to welcome Frederick to GMG. “He’s a leader with a broad range of finance and general business capabilities and experiences. His past CFO successes in listed company reporting, debt and equity financings, along with the wide range of finance responsibilities will be great assets, as will his broader experiences in operations and commercial agreements in supporting GMG’s significant aspirations.”