Zap Map appoints permanent CEO and new chair after Juliet Davenport steps down

Zap Map's Richard Bourne
Zap Map Richard Bourne

Good Energy Group, the Chippenham-based renewable electricity supplier and energy services provider, has appointed Richard Bourne permanent CEO of Zap-Map the Bristol based company which helps electric vehicle drivers locate the nearest charging point.

Richard moves into the role permanently after 12 months as interim CEO to look at international expansion with the mission of making charging easier for the next 10 million electric vehicle drivers.

Nigel Pocklington, CEO of Zap-Map’s majority shareholder Good Energy, has been appointed Chair of Zap-Map. He takes over the role from Good Energy Founder and Non-Executive Director Juliet Davenport, who has now stepped down from the Zap-Map Board.

With more than 660,000 downloads and hundreds of thousands of users each month the Zap-Map app helps EV drivers search for public charge points, plan journeys and pay for EV charging across multiple networks. In the past twelve months Zap-Map has launched its Zap-Map Plus and Premium subscription services, including support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Its leading cross-network simple payment solution Zap-Pay now has nine networks signed up with Osprey, ESB and char.gy live and new launches including MFG EV Power and GeniePoint coming shortly. It also announced a commercial partnership with worldwide leader in business payments Fleetcor for integration in its Allstar fleet payment platform.

Zap-Map’s five person Board now includes Nigel Pocklington, CEO of Good Energy and Chair of Zap-Map, Tim Jones, independent Non-Executive Director from the Good Energy Board, Charlie Parry, Good Energy’s Director of Corporate Strategy, in addition to Zap-Map co-founders Ben Lane, CTO, and Melanie Shufflebotham, COO.

Nigel said: “Zap-Map has built an incredible leading position in an exciting and rapidly growing EV market in the UK. It plays a crucial role in Good Energy’s strategy, and it has a vital role to play in the wider decarbonisation of transport. As I pick up the baton from Juliet as Chair, I would like to thank her for her valuable time and expertise in the role. In the past year Richard has done an excellent job working alongside the Zap-Map senior leadership team to put in place a strategy for growth, as a Board we are now looking forward to supporting the team in delivering it.”