The UK’s leading online car retailer Cazoo appointed Anne Wojcicki, CEO and Co-Founder of DNA genetic testing and analysis 23andMe, and Duncan Tatton-Brown, former online grocery shop Ocado CFO, as non-executive directors of its Board.
Prior to co-founding 23andMe in 2006, Anne Wojcicki spent a decade on Wall Street investing in healthcare and graduated from Yale University with a BS in Biology.
“I am excited to be joining the Cazoo Board and look forward to helping the company achieve its mission to transform the $700bn European used car market, which remains overwhelmingly offline,” said Wojcicki.
Cazoo recently announced it will list on the NYSE through a $7 billion business combination with the SPAC company AJAX I. The transaction is expected to complete in Q3 2021 when Wojcicki will take up her role on the Cazoo Board.
At the same time, Duncan Tatton-Brown will take up his role as Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair at the Cazoo Board. He was CFO of Ocado Group Plc from 2012 until 2020 where he remains a Senior Advisor to the Board. Prior to joining Ocado, he has held the CFO roles at Fitness First Plc, Kingfisher Plc, B&Q Plc, and Virgin Entertainment Group.
“I am delighted that Duncan will be joining the Cazoo Board once we become listed on the NYSE. His experience in helping to build large consumer-facing businesses over many years will be invaluable as we continue to transform the car buying experience for consumers across the UK and Europe,” said Alex Chesterman OBE, Founder & CEO of Cazoo.