Management Committee

The EVDA-UK Management Committee currently comprises:

Simon J Empsom, Chairman


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Neil, Liaison


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Andrew Fenwick-Green, Membership Secretary

Andrew Fenwick-Green, Membership and Marketing

Andrew Fenwick-Green is normally known around the web at numerous presences as Sunderlandafclad, or SAFCLadUK on Twitter. A great follower of Sci-Fi especially Doctor Who going so as far has having his very own electric powered full size Dalek! He is a disabled Ex-Serving Soldier having served around Europe with the RAOC (Royal Army Ordnance Corps) and the RLC (Royal Logistic Corps) as a Supply Specialist and as a Ammunition Store man. Andrew currently enjoys his life in the EV community since gaining his Nissan Leaf via the Motability Scheme in December 2013. As a long term gadget freak he sees his Leaf as his best Gadget yet! In the short time he has been in the EV community he has been gripped by the EV bug and sees long journeys in a leaf of 280miles upward as easy targets and prove that the smaller EV’s out there can be used for the longer runs with just a little amount of planning! As Membership Secretary he hopes to help further engage with the EV community on the whole and extend the scope of the EVDA-UK to the masses!

Jaroslav Pantsjoha, Treasurer, Tech

Jaroslav Pantsjoha at BBC Studios

Jaroslav Pantsjoha is usually known as @evmeerkat in the Twitter Community. Following the the petrol car swap for electric Citroen Czero, he has become a keen EV enthusiast with aim of furthering the green cause, and, documenting his journey(s) with his only car as an Electric Vehicle via his blog. After the first successful and “Electric” year driving his first EV, he has since signed up for the next EV, only a year later, – Nissan Leaf Acenta, to join his household. Jaroslav is keen to see the promises by the New UK Government as well as ‘local’ London Green purposed schemes to work, to enable new potential electric card drivers to make a similar switch with more ease. Hobbies, first of all include travels and then all vehicles electric, which enables documenting the so called Electric Vehicle Revolution as it happens, throughout all travels, in the UK and abroad.



Jan Bernard, Secretary

Jan BernardBorn in the Czech Republic, I grew up and live in Newcastle Upon Tyne. I am obsessed with caring for the environment and energy preservation & new energy technologies. I am a complete geek and love gadgets.
Since ever passing my driving test, I was always looking for ways of maximising economy and reducing my impact on the environment. I soon discovered the benefits of hybrid which ultimately led me to discover the benefits of an electric motor in cars. My latest edition in the family is a Nissan LEAF Tekna (yes – with a solar panel on it’s roof). Now, I am so excited about the new technologies coming out that I genuinely feel more people need to ditch their ICEs discover the world of EV’s. And this is why I joined EVDA UK. Excited to be joining EVDA UK as their Liaison, my role will help bring The Industry and the EV driver closer together, so that more people can discover the importance and benefits of EV driving and be directly involved with future developments from design to charging infrastructure.


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