Ex-British Member of Parliament Luciana Berger is the latest addition to British used car marketplace Cazoo’s board.
Berger (LinkedIn profile) has been appointed as non-executive director and chair of Cazoo’s environment, social and corporate governance (ESG) committee. Berger will join the board once Cazoo’s $7 billion business combination with Ajax I is finalized in Q32021 which will see Cazoo list on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) through a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
Berger is currently MD of advocacy and public affairs at PR agency Edelman U.K. Berger is also chair of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance, an advisory board member of the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute and VP of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
She served as an MP for Liverpool Wavertree from May 2010 to December 2019. Her roles as an MP included being shadow minister for Energy and Climate Change, shadow minister for Public Health and shadow cabinet member for Mental Health between 2010 and 2016.
“I am delighted that Luciana will be joining the Cazoo Board as the chair of our ESG committee once we become listed on the NYSE,” said Alex Chesterman founder and CEO of Cazoo.
“Luciana’s extensive experience across corporate social responsibility, environmental policy and mental health issues will be invaluable as we continue to grow our team and business in a sustainable way over the coming years.”
Cazoo was founded in 2018 by Chesterman and began trading in December 2019. The business 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.
“Cazoo is already one of the UK’s great success stories, making life easier for thousands of customers in ways which are ethical, transparent and environmentally sustainable,” said Berger.
“I know Cazoo takes its corporate responsibility very seriously. That’s one important reason why I am excited to be joining Alex and the team.”