The eConnect cars Management Team

our-team-alistair-smallAlistair Clarke, ACA, MCMI
Managing Director

eConnect cars was founded by Alistair Clarke, a chartered accountant who has spent the past 10 years with BG Group, a global oil and gas company, both in the UK and overseas.

This experience in the oil and gas industry has highlighted to Alistair just how vital it is to apply the right technology and practise the optimal solution to the evolving challenges we face. In particular in the discovery, distribution and utilisation of energy.

The development in the technology and inherent capabilities of electric vehicles is an excellent example of where we have an opportunity to apply a practical, intelligent approach.

It is not the be-all and end-all solution to the challenges faced in urban mobility but is an incredible opportunity to ‘do things smarter’ and do the right thing at no additional cost.

our-team-ken-smallKen James
Operations Manager

Ken James has 30+ years experience in the London Private hire and Courier industry, he has managed small family run chauffeur companies like Kelly Executive to London’s biggest minicab firm Addison Lee.

In 2012 Ken was part of the team responsible for delivering the Fleet Transport for the London 2012 summer Olympic & Paralympic games.

Magnus-new-266x300Magnus Swanson

Magnus has joined the board of eConnect to help the company grow. He is the former Chief Executive of Maclay Murray & Spens LLP and has significant background in raising debt and equity finance. His other Chairmanships in high growth companies adds to our existing management capabilities.

Bill 1 copy 1Bill Duffy FIMI
Non-Executive Director

Bill has joined the Board and has invested in the business with the aim of helping us grow and develop our customer and operational capabilities.

Bill has vast experience in all aspects of the automotive industry and has most recently been Chief Executive of Andrew Page Group, a national parts distribution business.

Prior to this he was CEO of Halfords Autocentres, a business that Bill was a previous private equity backed owner of as Nationwide Autocentres prior to sale to Halfords Group plc and Bill remained with the business after sale and continued to grow it to over 300 locations and c. £150m of sales.

Bill also runs his own Consultancy business and is a Non-Executive Director with Trakm8 Holdings plc, a leading vehicle telematics business.

our-team-gemma-smallGemma Courtenay
Non-Executive Director

Gemma Courtenay is a Marketing, Brand and Events specialist with over 15 years’ of experience working with London’s leading production and consumer events agencies.

Her expertise & passion for the industry has resulted in her speaking at a number of AEO Marketing Forums (Association of Events Organisers) and becoming VP of Allied Organisations for ISES (International Special Events Society 2004 – 2006).

She currently works as Marketing Director for Brand Events with whom she has run marketing campaigns for events in both the UK and overseas.

our-team-nicola-smallNicola Brightling, ACA
Non-Executive Director

Nicky Brightling is a Chartered Accountant who set up her own practice in January 2006 having qualified with PwC and subsequently working at EY.

Her practice specialises in advising owner managed businesses and high net worth individuals. She has experience with assisting new start up companies on all aspects of finance and business administration.

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