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Stephen Doran joins Drive Software Solutions board

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Fleet and technology industry expert Stephen Doran has joined the Drive Software Solutions board as a non-executive director.

Stephen Doran has joined the Drive Software Solutions board as a non-executive director

His career spans some 35 years, mainly in senior and executive positions in technology companies, and he has been involved in vehicle management and telematics since creating a programme for Aviva / Norwich Union that led to the development of pay-as-you-drive insurance for young drivers.

He went on to become MD of Tracker, which was owned at the time by Direct Line Group, and oversaw the sale of the business in 2014. In 2015, he built Ecofleet, a fleet management company based in Estonia, to around 100,000 vehicles under management before selling the business in 2018.

His appointment to Drive Software Solutions follows last year’s establishment of the new management team: Richard Parris as chairman and CEO, Robert Gorby as chief commercial officer, and Drive veteran Simon West-Oliver as strategic partnerships director.

His new role with Drive Software Solutions will support the company’s work to broaden its routes to market and deliver solutions in areas such as EV transition management and Mobility-as-a-Service.

Richard Parris, chairman and CEO of DSSL, said: “Stephen brings a wealth of innovative technology and fleet experience with him to the DRIVE team. His skillset and knowledge, coupled with the strong backing of Viva Investment Partners and the phenomenal momentum the new management team has already generated, gives us great belief in our ability to shape the future of the dynamic and evolving mobility sector.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.