British online automotive marketplace Cazoo has appointed Veronica Sharma as its first group chief people officer.
Sharma (LinkedIn profile) joins the company after it has grown its headcount from 500 to over 2,000 people across the U.K. and now into Europe after its recent acquisitions of car subscription service businesses Drover and Cluno. She will start her new position in August, when Cazoo becomes a listed company. Sharma will report directly to founder and CEO Alex Chesterman and will be responsible for all leadership, culture, capability and talent management across the group.
Sharma has recently been working as an advisor for technology and private equity companies. Before that she was group chief people officer for online photo printing company Photobox and personalized greetings card company Moonpig. She has also worked for EBay and was involved in supporting the opening of Heathrow Airport’s fifth terminal
Over the past 12 months the Cazoo team has grown fourfold, from less than 500 to over 2,000 people across the UK and Europe. Veronica will take up her role in August when she will join the Cazoo Executive team and report directly to founder & CEO, Alex Chesterman OBE and will be responsible for all leadership, culture, capability and talent management across the group.
“I am very pleased to welcome Veronica to the Cazoo team,” said Chesterman. “Her experience in transforming working practices in large organizations, driving diversity and instilling high-performance cultures will be invaluable as we continue to grow.”
“I am delighted to be joining Cazoo,” said Sharma. “The pace at which the business has been growing is amazing and the ambition that Alex and the team have creates endless opportunities from a people perspective.”