From the origins of the National Freight Consortium and with over 150 man-years of development DRIVE was born.

In 1990 DRIVE Co-Founder Martin Drake was part of the Management Team that acquired FCS Computer Services from the recently privatised National Freight Consortium, where as head of Sales and Marketing, Martin was responsible for establishing FCS and its Servitor product as a leading supplier to the Direct Services Organisations within local government.The success of the Servitor product and the expertise gained in the creation of Software to Manage Local Government Fleet requirements led to the creation of the initial DRIVE Fleet Management Software product.

In 2002 together with fellow co-founder Lorrie Rodia, Martin Drake was responsible for acquiring and providing additional financing and support to purchase FCS Computer Services and to create Drive Software Solutions a privately owned UK business dedicated to the delivery of Vehicle Management, Contract Management and Leasing solutions to owners of large fleets of vehicles and complex assets. 

Drive Software Solutions Ltd are the creators and suppliers of the DRIVE Fleet Management and Leasing software product - a single generic product that can support vehicle management requirements worldwide. 

Today DRIVE operates in 54 countries and is trusted by some of the biggest operators in the world.

Experienced and dedicated to DRIVE, our senior management team have the knowledge and capacity to keep DRIVE and our clients ahead of the field.

Alastair Houston
Alastair HoustonChief Executive Officer
With over 30 years of experience across the automotive market, Alastair has overall responsibility for DRIVE and ODO. His experience in asset management and profitable sales growth strategies is key to helping drive growth and global expansion.
Martin Drake
Martin DrakeProduct Director
Martin has a successful career in IT spanning nearly 30 years and together with Lorrie Rodia founded Drive Software Solutions. Today he heads up the product development of DRIVE and provides insight into the future of the sector.
Simon West-Oliver
Simon West-OliverDirector of Sales and Marketing
Renowned Fleet Industry IT expert with over 30 years of experience, Simon joined FCS in 1996 to launch DRIVE. Today he heads up the sales and marketing team to drive growth and develop DRIVE's global brands.
Sue Wheeler
Sue WheelerHR Manager
Sue has responsibility for all aspects of the HR function and additionally manages the office administrator. She is part of the Management Team and the Operations Team and still assists the directors and shareholders of the company when required.
Stuart Newmarch
Stuart NewmarchProduct Manager
Stuart started at DRIVE in 1999 as a Graduate Developer and after a year away returned to the company in 2006. Currently he is the Product and Delivery Manager for ODO, DRIVE’s newest product, where he is responsible for all development and heading up the development team.


DRIVE is a global cloud based solutions provider and strategic mobility company. With over 30 years’ experience and an ongoing commitment to our core market to deliver asset management solutions in the evolving mobility sector, we are a partner trusted by the biggest names in leasing across the world.