Kumba Iron Ore Appoints Neo Mokhesi as Independent Director

  • Neo Violet Mokhesi appointed as independent director at Kumba Iron Ore, effective July 1, 2024.
  • Mokhesi brings extensive board experience from companies like Barloworld Limited and WDB Investment Holdings.
  • Kumba, part of Anglo American plc, exports iron ore globally, serving major markets including China and Japan.

Kumba Iron Ore Limited, a member of the Anglo American plc group, announced a key board appointment. Neo Violet Mokhesi will join as an independent non-executive director, effective July 1, 2024. This appointment aligns with paragraph 3.59 of the JSE Limited Listings Requirements.

Board Role and Responsibilities

Mokhesi’s appointment brings her extensive experience to Kumba’s board. She will also serve on several committees, including:

  • Audit Committee
  • Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee
  • Safety, Health and Sustainable Development Committee

Chairperson’s Welcome

Kumba Chairperson, Terence Goodlace, expressed his enthusiasm about Mokhesi’s appointment. He stated, “I welcome Neo to the Kumba Board. We look forward to her contribution as we continue to build a resilient and competitive business.”

Professional Background of Neo Violet Mokhesi

Mokhesi holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the National University of Lesotho. Her extensive board experience includes:

Barloworld LimitedBoard Member
WDB Investment HoldingsBoard Member
Nozala TrustBoard Member
Mozal SABoard Member

Her diverse experience is expected to bring valuable insights to Kumba.

Kumba Iron Ore Limited Overview

Kumba Iron Ore Limited is a leading supplier of high-quality iron ore. The company operates the Sishen and Kolomela mines in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province.

Key Markets

Kumba exports iron ore globally, with major customers in:

  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Europe
  • Middle East


Neo Violet Mokhesi’s appointment as an independent non-executive director is a strategic move for Kumba Iron Ore Limited. Her expertise will be instrumental in driving the company’s future growth and sustainability initiatives. Kumba and its parent company, Anglo American, remain committed to innovation, sustainability, and community engagement. This appointment underscores their dedication to building a resilient and competitive business.