Electric truck pioneer Tevva expands non-executive governance


Tevva, a pioneer in developing long-range zero-emission truck capabilities, is pleased to announce the appointment of an additional Non-Executive Director (NED) to support the Company’s growth strategy to expand its fleet and market presence.

Ian Harnett brings a vast amount of automotive and mobility experience to Tevva, having held leadership roles at Jaguar Land Rover since 2009. Previously, Ian was responsible for the establishment of the new Strategic Business Office at Jaguar Land Rover, as well as heading the Transition Team as Jaguar Land Rover was divested from Ford Motor Company.

Ian joined British Leyland in 1982 starting in the Purchasing Department at Longbridge and spent the next 25 years in various Purchasing / Project roles, including assignments with subsequent owners of Rover Group. For a number of years Ian was responsible for Honda Contracts and later headed a joint Purchasing team in BMW / Rover. In July 2000, Ian led the Land Rover Purchasing team out of BMW ownership following the Ford acquisition.

During his time within the Ford organisation, Ian spent three years based in Cologne (Germany) managing the Chassis and Raw Materials Purchasing team for Ford of Europe, Volvo and JLR.

Born in South Yorkshire in 1961, Ian has a BSc (Hons) in Economics and Management from Cardiff University and a Diploma in IT from Warwick University. He is married and currently lives in Worcestershire.

Asher Bennett, Founder, and CEO of Tevva said: “We are elated that Ian has joined the Tevva team as a Non-Executive Director. His expertise and passion perfectly complement Tevva’s mission and business strategy to expand. I look forward to his guidance as Tevva goes further in our ambition to revolutionize freight trucks.”

Ian Harnett, NED of Tevva, commented: “I am so excited to join a dynamic team with such a bold, achievable vision for the freight industry. Their solutions and technological prowess are what ultimately sets them apart from other innovators in the industry, and I am looking forward to helping advance their goals and mission.”