20 May 2021
Cazoo appoints Veronica Sharma as Group Chief People Officer
Cazoo, the UK’s leading online car retailer, which makes buying your next car as simple and seamless as purchasing any other product online, today announces that it has appointed Veronica Sharma as its first Group Chief People Officer.
Veronica has most recently been working as an advisor in the technology and private equity space. Prior to that, Veronica was Group Chief People Officer at Photobox & Moonpig Group where she led a large-scale cultural transformation across Europe. She has been instrumental in pioneering progressive people solutions, demonstrated through her responsibility for Talent & Organisation Development at eBay and leading the change programme in support of the landmark Heathrow Terminal 5 opening.
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.
Cazoo is pioneering the shift to online car buying in Europe and since being founded in 2018, has sold over 25,000 cars to consumers across the UK who have embraced the selection, transparency and convenience of buying quality used cars entirely online.
Cazoo owns and reconditions all its cars before offering them for sale for either delivery or collection in as little as 72 hours. Already the leading online car retailer in the UK, Cazoo is also Europe’s leading consumer car subscription player with over 6,500 subscribers across the UK, France and Germany.
Alex Chesterman, Founder & CEO of Cazoo said, “I am very pleased to welcome Veronica to the Cazoo team. Her experience in transforming working practices in large organisations, driving diversity and instilling high-performance cultures will be invaluable as we continue to grow and deliver on our mission of providing the best car buying experience for consumers across the UK and Europe.”
Veronica Sharma said, “I am delighted to be joining Cazoo. 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. I am looking forward to helping to fuel Cazoo’s growth and supporting the business in its mission to transform one of the largest retail markets in Europe which is ripe for digital disruption.”
For more information:
Lawrence Hall, Group Communications Director, [email protected]
About Cazoo - www.cazoo.co.uk
Cazoo’s mission is to transform the car buying experience for consumers across the UK and Europe by providing better selection, quality, transparency, convenience, flexibility and peace of mind. Cazoo aims to make buying a car no different to any other product online today, where consumers can simply and seamlessly purchase, finance or subscribe to a car entirely online for either delivery or collection in as little as 72 hours. Cazoo was founded in 2018 by serial entrepreneur Alex Chesterman OBE, has a highly experienced management team and is backed by some of the leading global technology investors.