Zenos Team

The Zenos executive has over 30 years combined experience in the automotive sector including senior management positions at Lotus Cars and more recently as the buyout team that between 2005 and 2012 acquired and turned around Caterham Cars ultimately taking Caterham onto the world stage in Formula 1.

Since meeting at Lotus Cars in 1999, Ansar and Mark have been committed to the lightweight and affordable sports car market and remain recognised business leaders in the field.  By combining commercial acumen with a deep understanding of consumer needs their team have produced a history of business successes including accolades such as Top Gear ‘Car of the Year’ award.


Previous roles: CEO – Caterham Cars
GM – Lotus Cars
Previous roles: COO – Caterham Cars
Exec Asst to CEO – Lotus Cars
Proudest moment: Being trusted with the privileged stewardship of an iconic brand and a team of great staff Proudest moment: Seeing the car I had grown to love sitting alongside its new Formula 1 big brother
Favourite car: Ferrari 288 GTO Favourite car: Aston Martin DB4
What people say: “The man at the top who will actually answer the telephone to anyone” What people say: “Mr Black and White although we have managed to get him to compromise once or twice ”

Manufacturing Engineer/Operations

Head of Development
Previous roles: 20+ years at Lotus, Proto build engineer, Manufacturing engineer, Manufacturing supervisor, New product launch engineer Previous roles: Engine builder, vehicle builder, press car builder/liaison, production engineer, development engineer/test driver, lead project engineer
Proudest moment: The Birth of the Lotus Elise Proudest moment: Watching a car I built and set-up beat the Bugatti Veyron on top gear and win Top Gear car of the year
Favourite car: Fiat 131 super mirafiori sport Abarth Favourite car: Far too many to mention
What people say: “Jon just gets the job done” What people say: No comment, all swear words………….