Cazoo, the new British auto vertical that launched late last year, has appointed Fern Wake as its chief of operations.

Wake (LinkedIn profile) has over 20 years of experience in operational and distribution roles. She took the newly-formed position at Cazoo after a stint at organic food delivery service Farmdrop, where she managed purchasing, distribution and fulfillment. Wake was also previously group operations director at LoveFilm, a company launched by Cazoo CEO and founder Alex Chesterman. LoveFilm was acquired by Amazon in 2011 and is now part of Amazon’s Prime video service.

In her new role, Wake will lead Cazoo’s operations and logistics teams, including its reconditioning facilities in Corby (part of a partnership with BCA), its U.K. distribution hubs and its 100-strong delivery team and fleet of single car transporters. Wake will also join Cazoo’s executive team and report to chief commercial officer, Paul Whitehead.

“We are delighted to welcome Fern to the Cazoo team,” said Whitehead. “Her extensive operations and logistics experience will add real value to the team and ensure we deliver on our promise to make buying a used car no different than buying any other product online today.”

At Cazoo, Fern will be responsible for the operations and logistics teams including Cazoo’s reconditioning facilities in Corby in partnership with BCA and its distribution hubs across the UK as well as its team of over 100 delivery specialists and fleet of single car transporters. She joins the Cazoo executive team and will report directly to its Chief Commercial Officer, Paul Whitehead.

“The pace at which the team are moving and what they have achieved so far is very exciting,” said Wake. “I am looking forward to ensuring we are operationally efficient to ensure Cazoo delivers an exceptional experience for UK used car buyers.”

Earlier this year, Cazoo announced it had raised an additional £100 million ($123 million U.S.), bringing its total funding to £180 million ($222 million U.S.), a record for a U.K. startup in its first year of operating.

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