Former MAN Truck and Bus UK CEO Des Evans has joined Axis Fleet Management as a non-executive director.

With more than 40 years of industry experience, Evans (pictured) received an OBE last year for services to the motor industry.

He won the Motor Transport Services to Industry Award in 2014.

Evans said he will be helping executive chairman Robert Montague and his operational management team develop their digital strategy through his association with Aston Business School, where he is an honorary professor, and “increased use of Microlise telematics”.

He added: “The UK rental market is very mature and is a dominant factor in the annual industry sales volume.

“However, with increased uncertainty in the market place there is a place for a more innovative fleet management solution and Axis Fleet Management have the scale and capability to develop new customer value propositions.”

Montague said: "Des will bring great value to the company with his knowledge, experience and reputation.”