Osman Arbee 62
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

B Acc, CA(SA), H Dip Tax.
Appointed on 12 October 2017.

Osman was previously with Imperial, having joined in September 2004. He was appointed to the board in July 2007. During his tenure at Imperial, Osman held the following positions: CEO and CFO of Imperial, CEO of the then Car Rental and Tourism division, and the Chairperson of the Aftermarket Parts and the Automotive Retail divisions. He resigned from the Imperial board during November 2018 at the time of the listing of the Group on the JSE.

Osman is a director of various Motus subsidiaries, including those based in the UK and Australia.

Prior to joining the Group, Osman was a senior partner at Deloitte & Touche, where he spent 23 years in various roles, which included being a member of the board and executive committee.

Ockert Janse van Rensburg 48
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

BCompt (Hons), CA(SA), H Dip Co Law
Appointed on 12 October 2017.

Ockert joined Imperial in January 2015, at which time he was appointed as CFO of Motus Corporation (previously a subsidiary of Imperial). Ockert acted as CEO during the unbundling and listing of Motus for six months ending 31 December 2018 while performing his function as CFO.

Prior to joining Motus, Ockert was CFO of Foodcorp Holdings Limited, a multinational food manufacturer and a partner at accounting and auditing firm, PwC.

Ockert is a member of various Motus subsidiary boards, including those based in the UK and Australia, and a trustee of the Group medical aid, retirement funds, and the Community Trust.

Kerry Cassel 48
CEO – Financial Services & Head: Innovation and Technology

BCom (Hons), CA(SA)
Appointed on 1 July 2019.

Kerry joined Motus in 2002 and, prior to joining Motus, was an audit manager at Deloitte & Touche.

Prior to being appointed to the board, Kerry has held multiple senior positions within the Group.

In addition to being an executive director, Kerry serves on the boards of various subsidiaries of the Group.

Graham Dempster 66
Chairman and independent non-executive director

BCom (Hons), CA(SA), AMP (Harvard)
Appointed on 1 August 2018.

Graham has over 30 years' experience in the financial services industry, both in South Africa and internationally. He serves as a non-executive director at Imperial and Sun International Limited, and as the independent non-executive chairman of Long4Life Limited.

Committees:

Ashley (Oshy) Tugendhaft 73
Deputy Chairman and non-executive director

BA, LLB
Appointed on 1 August 2018.

Oshy is a senior partner at law firm Tugendhaft Wapnick Banchetti & Partners (TWB). He also serves as a non-executive director and Chairman of Alviva Holdings Limited. He previously served as a non-executive director and deputy Chairman of Imperial.

Committees:

PJS (Smit) Crouse 45
Independent non-executive director

LLB, LLM (International Taxation), IDP-C (INSEAD)
Appointed on 10 November 2020.

Smit has over 20 years of experience in international banking, corporate finance, general commerce and law. He is a former senior executive and special advisor to the World Bank Group's International Finance Corporation and held senior executive positions at Nedbank Group and PwC. Smit is an admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa.

Committees:

Bridget Duker (nèe Radebe) 42
Independent non-executive director

BCom (Hons), CA(SA)
Appointed on 10 November 2020.

Bridget is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and an executive director at Rothschild & Co South Africa. Prior to this, she served as Group CFO of Ubuntu-Botho Investments. Bridget started her career at Deloitte & Touche where she was an audit partner. In this role, she led multi-disciplinary engagement teams servicing JSE listed clients in geographies spanning Africa, Europe, and America. She currently serves as a non-executive director on Imperial and Assupol Holdings Limited boards

Committees:

Saleh Mayet 65
Independent non-executive director

BCom, BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)
Appointed on 22 November 2018.

Saleh is a finance professional with well over 30 years of experience in the Anglo American Group in South Africa. He has held several listed and unlisted board positions and brings with him extensive experience across the full spectrum of corporate activities. He currently also serves as a non-executive director at Astral Foods Limited.

Committees:

Johnson (JJ) Njeke 63
Independent non-executive director

BCompt (Hons), CA(SA) H Dip Tax Law
Appointed on 22 November 2018.

JJ serves as Chairman of the Hollard Foundation Trust, and as a non-executive director of Clicks Group Limited, Datatec Limited and Delta Property Fund. He previously served as a non-executive director of MTN and Sasol, and as Chairman of MMI Holdings Limited.

Committees:

Fundiswa Roji-Maplanka 45
Independent non-executive director

BCom (Hons), CA(SA), Post grad diploma Fin Planning
Appointed on 1 September 2021.

Fundiswa is a CA(SA), with extensive professional experience. She previously served as a senior manager responsible for strategy and investor relations at Imperial. Prior to joining Imperial, she worked for over 10 years at Kagiso Trust Investments and later at Kagiso Tiso Holdings as a director of investments. Over the last 20 years, she has served on a number of boards across various industries.

Committees:

Berenice Francis 45
Corporate Affairs, Risk and Sustainability

BCom (Acc), BCompt (Hons), MBA, CIA

Berenice joined Motus from Imperial, where she served on the Group executive committee from 2009. She is the representative director of Ukhamba Holdings and related operations. Berenice has been actively involved in the IRMSA since 2006, where she serves as past President. She also served as a past Vice President and Regional Governor of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIASA).

Niall Lynch 45
CEO – Hyundai Automotive South Africa

BCom, MBS

Niall has been with the Group for eleven years, during which time he has held various franchise director positions within the Retail and Rental business segment. He previously served as Managing Director of Renault South Africa Proprietary Limited (now known as Motus Vehicles Distributor). Niall has been the CEO of Hyundai Automotive South Africa for the past six years.

Jaco Oosthuizen 49
CEO – Motus Vehicles Distributor (formerly Renault South Africa)

BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)

Jaco joined Imperial in 2001 from Deloitte & Touche. He previously served as General Manager of the Financial Services business; Managing Director of Imperial Daihatsu Proprietary Limited and Chairman of Brietta Trading Proprietary Limited, which has the right to import and distribute Mitsubishi.

Malcolm Perrie 62
CEO – Aftermarket Parts

BSc, MBA

Malcolm completed his BSc (Electrical Engineering) and MBA at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). He gained experience in Telkom, BMI (an industrial market research company), and established The Marketing Shop, a consultancy focusing on the automotive and engineering sectors. Between 2004 and 2012, Malcolm headed up Federal-Mogul (South Africa), the leading component manufacturer and supplier in South Africa. In 2013, he joined Imperial as Managing Director of Parts Incorporated, a division of Aftermarket Solutions, and in April 2015 was appointed as the CEO of Motus Aftermarket Parts.

Gary Scott 46
CEO – Kia Motors South Africa

BCom (Hons), CA(SA)

Gary joined Kia Motors in 2002 from Deloitte & Touche, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. His 19 years of automotive experience includes roles in finance, Group projects, and parts. He served as a Sales Director at Kia Motors in 2013 before being appointed as CEO in 2017. Gary currently serves as Vice-President: Independent Vehicle Importers and Distributors at naamsa | The Automotive Business Council (naamsa).

Michele Seroke 50
Chief People Officer

BSocSci

Michele joined Imperial as Human Resources Director for the Imperial Vehicle Retail, Rental and Aftermarket Parts division in August 2016. Her career began at Eskom after obtaining her BScoSci from the University of Cape Town. She has held strategic senior management and executive positions in human resources both in local and multinational companies, including Eskom, Productivity SA, ArcelorMittal and General Electric.

Ntando Simelane 49
Company Secretary and Head of Legal Counsel

B. Juris, LLB and Advanced Company Law

Secretary and Head of Legal Counsel. Ntando is a lawyer with over 20 years of corporate law and more than 15 years of company secretarial experience. Prior to joining Motus, he served as the Company Secretary and Head of Legal at Adcock Ingram Holdings Limited.

Shumani Tshifularo 45
Commercial Director: Motus Vehicles Distributor (formerly Renault South Africa)

BCom (Hons), CA(SA)

Shumani joined Motus Vehicles Distributor in July 2021 as a Commercial Director, prior to which he was a Commercial Director for Kia South Africa from January 2020. Before joining Motus, he was a Managing Director of Eqstra Industrial Equipment Group from July 2015. He has also held other executive roles including CFO of Saficon Industrial Equipment, Managing Director of Eqstra Fleet – Rest of Africa Division, and Divisional CFO of Imperial Fleet Services.

Corné Venter 45
CEO – Retail and Rental South Africa

BCom Acc, BCom (Hons), MCom

Corné is the CEO of the Retail and Rental division within Motus. He joined Imperial in 2005 as Financial Director of Premier Motor Holdings. He previously held the position of Managing Director at Premier Motor Holdings, Porter Motor Group, and Imperial Commercials. Corné is a trustee of the Imperial Motus Pension and Provident Fund and is the President of the Southern African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (SAVRALA).

Our leadership

Board of directors*
Executive directors

Motus is led by a diverse board of directors with extensive industry knowledge, experience and expertise.

Osman Arbee 62

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Ockert Janse van Rensburg 48

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Kerry Cassel 48

CEO – Financial Services & Head: Innovation and Technology

Non-executive directors
Graham Dempster 66

Chairman and independent non-executive director

Ashley (Oshy) Tugendhaft 73

Deputy Chairman and non-executive director

PJS (Smit) Crouse 45

Independent non-executive director

Bridget Duker (née Radebe) 42

Independent non-executive director

Saleh Mayet 65

Independent non-executive director

Johnson (JJ) Njeke 63

Independent non-executive director

Fundiswa Roji-Maplanka 45

Independent non-executive director

Board committee key
  Social, ethics and sustainability committee
  Audit and risk committee
  Nomination committee
  Remuneration committee
  Asset and liability committee
  Chair

* Directors at date of publication.

Board age
Board gender representation
Board race diversity
Executive committee*

The board is supported by a highly experienced management team with extensive industry knowledge of regional and global markets, and a proven track record with years of collective experience and expertise.

Osman Arbee 62

Chief Executive Officer

Ockert Janse van Rensburg 48

Chief Financial Officer

Kerry Cassel 48

CEO – Financial Services & Head: Innovation and Technology

Berenice Francis 45

Corporate Affairs, Risk and Sustainability

Niall Lynch 45

CEO – Hyundai Automotive South Africa

Jaco Oosthuizen 49

CEO – Motus Vehicles Distributor (formerly Renault South Africa)

Malcolm Perrie 62

CEO – Aftermarket Parts

Gary Scott 46

CEO – Kia Motors South Africa

Michele Seroke 50

Chief People Officer

Ntando Simelane 49

Company Secretary and Head of Legal Counsel

Shumani Tshifularo 47

Commercial Director: Motus Vehicles Distributor (formerly Renault South Africa)

Corné Venter 45

CEO – Retail and Rental South Africa

* Executive committee at date of publication.