Mr Cope takes on the full-time role to focus on the future growth of the business following the deal with Morgan Stanley Private Equity.

He has been with Zenith Provecta since 1989, when he joined as a founder member of the company, as fleet sales executive. Since then, he has progressed through the ranks to sales and marketing manager and then director, until his promotion to managing director in 1998. He has guided the company through four MBOs, led the acquisition of Provecta Car Plan in May 2008 and the partnership with Morgan Stanley earlier this year. 

To support Andrew in his new role, Tim Buchan (formerly group operations director) is the company's new CEO. He joined Zenith Provecta five years ago as sales and marketing director. Before joining the company, Mr Buchan spent five years as a Consultant to the motor sector following a 10-year career at LeasePlan in various customer management roles.

The new board structure also sees the appointment of Ian Hughes as commercial director. Mr Hughes has spent 15 years within Honda and Citroen, holding the role of national fleet manager at Honda and head of fleet and remarketing at Citroen. Latterly he was marketing director at Citroen.

Mr Hughes commented: 'I am delighted to have the opportunity to join what is clearly a highly skilled team of people who are truly committed to delivering on their customer promise. This new role will allow us to take our customer proposition to a new level, and help to maintain the industry leading customer satisfaction that Zenith Provecta is so well known for.'

Finally, Ben Creswick also joins the board as business development director. Mr Creswick joined the company in 2002 as a sales and account executive and four years later was promoted to business development manager - north. He was made head of business development in 2009.

Andrew Cope said of the new structure:  'The last few months have been a very exciting time for Zenith Provecta. The Morgan Stanley deal, announced in the summer, is now complete, and the new management structure will enable the company to continue to grow while maintaining our focus on providing excellent customer service as a leading fleet funding and consultancy company.'