The company said her departure is not related to Cazoo’s recent struggles which involved the company shuttering its mainland European businesses to focus solely on the U.K. and to announce a redundancy consultation in the U.K. and plans to close many of its U.K. sites. The result of this consultation is due next week.
An extract from the statement said: “Ms Wojcicki is stepping down for personal reasons and the decision was not due to any disagreement with the Company regarding its business, finance, accounting and/or any other matters.
“The board now consists of eight directors, five of whom are independent directors.”
Alex Chesterman, founder and CEO of Cazoo added: “Anne has been a valued member of the Cazoo board. I want to personally thank her for her insight and contributions to Cazoo and wish her all the best.”
At the time of her appointment Chesterman said: “Her insights and experience of building and scaling a digital consumer brand and reinventing the DNA testing space will be highly valuable as we continue to transform the car buying experience for consumers across the UK and Europe.”
Wojcicki joined Cazoo’s board in April 2021. She was previously CEO and co-founder of 23andMe, a company that provides DNA testing. She is linked to one of the most famous Silicon Valley family’s and businesses as the ex-wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin and the sister of long-time Google executive Susan Wojcicki, who stepped down from her position as YouTube CEO earlier this month.