Khanya Magudulela moves to Motus Retail as HR executive


The former Hyundai Automotive SA exec is changing lanes to Motus Retail.

Khanya Magudulela has been appointed as the human capital executive at Motus Retail effective 1 July. Khanya joins the team from her position as HR director at Hyundai Automotive SA.

According to Khanya, the Motus retail division is made up of six subdivisions made of brands such as Mercedes Benz, Audi, VW, BMW, Nissan, Renault, Hyundai and Isuzu, to name a few.

“It comprises about 4,500 employees across the different businesses. The HR team itself is made up of about 20 people, some being in generalist roles and some in specialist roles. Our role is to ensure that we work hand in hand with our business leaders as strategic business partners in ensuring that we constantly improve our people processes and practices and in doing so the business results will filter through. It is to always stay in touch with what is happening around us and what the effects are on the business and the people, and ensuring we stay abreast of what is relevant and best practice.”

Khanya has also held various senior positions at LSC Staffing Solutions, Kimberly-Cark, Murray and Roberts, Crookes Brothers and Beiersdorf Consumer Products.

She holds an EDP business and commerce from Gordon Institute of Business Science, as well as BA honours in psychology from Unisa, and a BSSc. in industrial psychology from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

“I will bring the many years and diverse experience I have gained in the different environments I’ve worked in to the role. But most importantly I will bring my personal, unique approach to things.”

Speaking to her short-term goals, she says she would like to understand the business and no better way than to meet the amazing people who work within this business, so she’s been doing lots of driving around thus far, which she’s thoroughly enjoyed. “I want to understand where we are as a business and where we are going, and that will then determine what our strategy is from a people perspective in the long term.”

She furthermore would like to explore the opportunity to drive some crucial people-centric programmes that will have a positive impact on her people and the business.

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