In the afternoon, a Question Time-style debate chaired by BVRLA chief executive John Lewis will give visitors the opportunity to join in a frank discussion on the EV, Hybrid and AFV sector with a panel of industry experts. The debate will be sponsored by Venson Fleet Management.

2.10 – 3.00pm


John Lewis, chief executive, BVRLA

With nearly 30 years experience in the automotive industry, John has held a number of senior positions in the contract hire and fleet management sector working with both cars and commercial vehicles.

John Lewis is chief executive of the British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association, having joined the organisation in 2000.


Alan McCleave, business development director, Venson

Alan has spent over 10 years in the leasing / vehicle industry working for the likes of Hertz Lease (now ALD), ING Car Lease (now Alphabet), BT Fleet, Pendragon and Inchcape.

He has worked in a variety of roles, from starting out as a Business Development Manager to running pan-European sales teams and setting up vehicle supply businesses.


Rob Anderson, programme and communications manager, Cenex
Rob is an experienced programme and communications manager with a background in the fleet and automotive industries.

At Cenex Rob provides programme management support to the range of Cenex programmes and low carbon vehicle demonstration trials. In addition, Rob manages the development and delivery of Cenex’s Fleet Carbon Reduction services within the UK fleet sector.



Richard Bruce, managing director, Office for Low Emission Vehicles

Richard was recently appointed Head of OLEV following a successful stint in Corporate Governance at the Department for Transport.

Other roles in the Department have included, working on London Underground security policy, smart ticketing and the In-House Policy Research team.


Chas Ball, chief executive, Carplus Trust

Chas Ball joined Carplus in 2009 as Policy Director and became its Chief Executive a year ago.
He was co-founder of City Car Club (originally called Smart Moves) – the first commercial car club operator in Britain, which started its first scheme in 2000. He left City Car Club in 2007 and moved into consultancy work.


 Justin Shaw, fleet director, Europcar UK
With a career in the car rental industry spanning over 25 years, Justin Shaw has a wealth of experience in the issues affecting fleets. As Europcar UK’s Fleet Director, Justin is responsible for enhancing Europcar’s fleet for its customers while also managing costs in a challenging economic environment.

Justin joined Europcar in 2002 and prior to this had several key roles within major rental organisations.