The group said yesterday that Arbee suffered a minor stroke after undergoing surgery at the end of June.
Arbee was appointed group chief executive of Imperial Holdings effective from May 1 this year, in addition to his position as chief executive of the Motus division, following the resignation of then group chief executive Mark Lamberti from the end of April.
Lamberti resigned after he was found guilty in a high court judgment of impairing the dignity of a former employee of Imperial. He also resigned as a board member of power utility Eskom and from the board of Business Leadership South Africa.
Imperial said Arbee’s surgery was successful and he was discharged from hospital a few weeks ago and was expected to fully recover.