British online automotive marketplace Cazoo has appointed Moni Mannings as non-executive director and chair of the company’s remuneration committee.

Mannings is the third recent non-executive board appointment by Cazoo in recent weeks, following Duncan Tatton-Brown and Anne Wojcicki since the completion of Cazoo’s business combination with AJAX I, Cazoo which will see Cazoo list on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) through a $7 billion special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC).

Moni Mannigs, Cazoo non-executive director

Moni Mannigs, Cazoo non-executive director

Mannings (LinkedIn profile) will join Cazoo’s board in 2021Q3 once the listing has been finalized. She is a qualified solicitor and currently is a member of the boards of investment company Hargreaves Lansdown, Easyjet and Investec Bank. She is also deputy chair of British children’s charity Barnardo’s. Between 2000 and 2016 she was a partner at Olswang LLP, and before that held senior positions with Dewey Ballantine LLP, Simmons & Simmons and Clifford Chance LLP.

Cazoo was founded in 2018 by U.K. entrepreneur Alex Chesterman who previously set up property portal Zoopla. Cazoo began trading in December 2019 and has sold over 20,000 cars so far. It is a purely online business model with cars delivered direct to customers or available through click and collect from its customer centers. Cazoo is also Europe’s leading car subscription player with over 6,000 subscribers across the UK, France and Germany.

“I am delighted that Moni will be joining the Cazoo board. Her extensive experience at large consumer facing, publicly listed businesses will be a great asset to us,” said Chesterman.

“What Alex and his team have achieved so far is very impressive and the opportunities ahead for Cazoo are enormous,” said Mannings.

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