Our services extend across all segments of the vehicle value chain

Sells and rents entry-level passenger vehicles, and luxury automobiles including light commercial vehicles and heavy duty trucks.

Manages and administers service, maintenance and warranty plans, including value-added products and fleet management services.

Distributor, wholesaler and retailer of accessories and parts for vehicles.

Imports and distributes the broadest rnge of the world's most respected brands.



The above numbers were published in the 2017 Imperial Annual report and were true of the global business at that point in time. The market share statistic represents South Africa only.

* Including United Kingdom & Australia




Restless, curious & obsessive.  Pleased but never satisfied.  Motus constantly works towards creating better solutions for all stakeholders


Solving complex problems with simple solutions.  Communicating clearly. Straightforward, honest and transparent


Maximising outputs from scarce resources: people, assets and the environment 


Motus campaigns for a sustainable future.  Its actions speak louder than words and the brand evokes admiration, respect and kinship with all associated with the organisation


Focused firmly on its goals Motus is proactive and strategically motivated. It is a visionary group, committed to lead the future.


Non-Executive directors

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  • Osman Suluman Arbee

    Osman Suluman Arbee *

    Chief Executive Officer

    BAcc, CA(SA), HDip Tax

    Osman was appointed the CEO of Motus on 1 March 2017 and appointed to the Motus board on 12 October 2017.

    Osman has been with the Imperial Group since September 2004. During this period, he has been the CFO of Imperial Holdings, CEO of the then Car Rental and Tourism division, and the chairperson of the Aftermarket Parts and the Automotive Retail divisions.

    Osman is a member of various Imperial subsidiary and divisional boards, including the UK and Australia, chairman of the Imperial Medical Aid Fund and a trustee of the Imperial and Ukhamba Community Development Trust. He was appointed to the Imperial board in July 2007 and served as CFO of Imperial Holdings from 1 July 2013 to 28 February 2017.

    Prior to joining the group, Osman was a senior partner at Deloitte and spent 23 years with Deloitte in various roles, which included being a board and executive committee member.

  • Ockert van Rensburg

    Ockert Janse van Rensburg *

    Chief Financial Officer

    BCompt, CA(SA), HDip Co Law

    Ockert has been with the Imperial Group since January 2015, and was appointed as CFO of Motus in January 2017. Prior to joining the group, he was the CFO of Foodcorp Holdings, a multinational food manufacturer and distributor.

    Prior to joining Foodcorp, he held the position as partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. Ockert is a member of various Motus subsidiary and divisional boards, including the UK and Australia, and a trustee of the group medical aid fund and retirement funds.

  • Philip Bernard Michaux

    Philip Michaux *

    CEO – Retail and Rental

    Philip is the CEO of the Retail and Rental division. He started his career in the motor industry in 1981 with Saficon Holdings and has held various management positions within the industry over the years. He spent the first 23 years within the Mercedes-Benz franchise. Imperial acquired Saficon in 1995, which resulted in him joining Imperial and now Motus.

    He was the managing director of Cargo Motors until 2006, at which time he was promoted to CEO of the Vehicle Retail division. He was appointed to the Imperial executive committee in October 2011 and later on in May 2014, appointed as a director of Imperial. His portfolio was then expanded into the Vehicle Retail and Rental division from July 2014, which includes the UK and Australian companies.

  • Kerry Cassel

    Kerry Cassel *

    CEO – Motor-Related Financial Services

    BCom (Hons), CA(SA)

    Kerry is the CEO of the Motor-Related Financial Services business segment. Prior to joining Motus in 2002, Kerry was an audit manager at Deloitte & Touche. Kerry has held multiple senior positions within Imperial over the course of her career.

    She was appointed as managing director of LiquidCapital (Proprietary) Limited in April 2010, appointed to the board of Associated Motor Holdings (Proprietary) Limited in July 2015 and was a member of the Imperial executive committee until the committee was disbanded in 2017.

  • Ray Levin

    Ray Levin

    Commercial Executive

    Ray was appointed as Motus commercial executive in July 2017. Prior to this appointment, Ray was the CEO of KIA Motors South Africa (Proprietary) Limited and served in this position for 19 years. He is one of the most longstanding CEOs in the South African automotive industry.

    Ray has managed to grow the business by expanding the Kia dealer footprint from 0 to 80 dealerships across the country and significantly increasing the KIA vehicle car park in South Africa.

  • David Long

    David Long

    Chief Information Officer

    BSc Computer Science, BSc (Hons) Operations Research, MBA

    David is the chief information officer for Motus. David was previously the CIO of the Imperial Vehicle Retail, Rental and Aftermarket Parts division for two years, and prior to that was a director of Resolve Solution Partners (part of the Imperial Logistics group) for 15 years.

    Before founding Resolve, David was involved in information systems and business strategy for a number of South African-based companies.

  • Niall Lynch

    Niall Lynch

    Managing Director – Hyundai Automotive South Africa

    BCom, MBS

    Niall Lynch took over as managing director of Hyundai Automotive South Africa in 2016.

    Niall was previously the Managing Director of Renault South Africa (Proprietary) Limited prior to which he held several Franchise Director Positions within the Vehicle Retail and Rental segment.

  • Berlinda Moroole

    Berlina Moroole

    Chief internal audit, risk and sustainability officer

    BCom (Hons), CA(SA)

    Berlina was appointed as the chief internal audit, risk and sustainability officer of Motus on 1 June 2018.

    Prior to joining Motus, she held several senior management roles at different companies, including Liberty Holdings Limited from December 2013. During this period, she was the group chief risk officer, group executive for group internal audit services, acting group executive for human capital and a trustee member for Liberty Community Trust.

    Prior to joining Liberty, she spent six years at Deloitte & Touche as a partner and was an advisory audit committee member for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and board member for Legal Aid South Africa.

  • Jaco Oosthuizen

    Jaco Oosthuizen

    Managing director – Renault South Africa

    BCom (Hons), CA(SA)

    Jaco was appointed as Managing Director of Renault South Africa effective 1 July 2017. Prior to joining Imperial in 2001 Jaco was an audit manager at Deloitte & Touche. He joined the group in the role of general manager of the Motor-Related Financial Services segment and held the position of managing director of Daihatsu South Africa (Proprietary) Limited and then managing director of Mitsubishi South Africa (Proprietary) Limited during his tenure ahead of his current role.

  • Malcolm Perrie

    Malcolm Perrie

    CEO – Aftermarket Parts

    BSc, MBA

    Malcolm is the CEO of the Aftermarket Parts division. He began his career at Telkom having completed a BSc (Electrical Engineering) at the University of the Witwatersrand. He then entered the private sector with BMI, an industrial market research company after completing his MBA, also from Wits.

    In 1989 he started his own marketing and consulting company which specialised in the automotive and engineering sectors. Malcolm joined Imperial in 2013 as the managing director of Parts Incorporated, a division of Aftermarket Solutions.

  • Gary Scott

    Gary Scott

    Managing director – Kia Motors South Africa

    BCom (Hons), CA(SA)

    Gary is the Managing Director of Kia Motors South Africa (Proprietary) Limited. He joined Kia Motors from Deloitte in 2002, where he qualified as a chartered accountant. His 15 years automotive experience includes stints in finance, group projects and parts. He most recently served as sales director at Kia Motors South Africa (Proprietary) Limited, from 2013 to 2017.

  • Michele Seroke

    Michelle Seroke

    Chief People Officer


    Michelle was appointed as the chief people officer of Motus effective 1 July 2017. She joined Imperial as human resources director for the Imperial Vehicle Retail, Rental and Aftermarket Parts division in August 2016.

    Her career began in Eskom after obtaining her BSocSci from the University of Cape Town. She has held strategic senior management and executive positions in human resources, both locally and internationally, at several organisations, including Eskom, ProductivitySA, ArcelorMittal and General Electric.

* MOTUS Board members