Martin Evans to step down as Jaama Managing Director & Chief Customer Officer

Jaama Managing Director Martin Evans and Chief Executive Andrew Holgate


Jaama has announced that MD Martin Evans and IT director James Thresher will be standing down from their posts over the next few months.

Martin and James have both worked alongside Andrew Holgate, Jaama’s new chief executive officer for the past six months helping transition the business to its new owners Lexana Capital following its acquisition in July 2023.

Martin said, “I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved in Jaama. We’ve created an amazing legacy that will endure and thrive because of Jaama’s incredible people who will continue to do great things and innovate customer centric solutions, accelerated by the expertise, financial stability and investment from Jaama’s new owners.”

Both Martin and James have been instrumental in helping build Jaama into the UK’s leading fleet management software company which is in use by over 500 fleet customers to manage over one million cars, vans, trucks and plant.

Martin, one of the founding directors of Jaama said, “I am leaving Jaama feeling fulfilled and happy that the new ownership is the right thing for my wonderful colleagues and our fantastic customers. We are complementing the existing team with some amazing new talent coming on board who are bringing their own energy, ideas and experience which will all help take the business to the next level. I will be stepping down from my day-to-day duties but look forward to carrying on helping Jaama from the side-lines.”

Jaama has also announced the promotion of Richard Evans to the role of sales director from his current head of business development role with immediate effect.

Andrew Holgate, Jaama’s CEO said, “We would like to thank Martin and James for their contribution in building the Jaama business and wish them well for the future. We would also like to congratulate Richard Evans on his much-deserved promotion to the board as sales director. He has led Jaama’s sales function since 2011 and has more than 20 years of experience of working in the fleet sector so he is fully immersed in the needs of our customers,” he added.

Martin will continue in his role as a board member of the Association of Fleet Professionals.