Luciana Berger is to be made a director of the second-hand car retailer Cazoo.
The former MP will chair the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) committee.
She will join the Cazoo Board as a non-executive director on Tuesday.
The company aims to make buying a car a simple process with finance and delivery achievable in 72 hours.
“I am delighted to be joining Cazoo as a non-executive director at such an important moment in the life of the company,” said Berger.
“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.
“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.”
Berger had previously spent a decade representing the Labour Party as Liverpool Wavertree MP before quitting citing Jeremy Corbyn’s failure on antisemitism and her opposition to Brexit.
At the 2019 general election she failed in her bid to win Finchley and Golders Green for the Liberal Democrats.
She remains Chair of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance, an advisory board member of the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute and Vice-President of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Ms Berger’s appointment at Cazoo comes a year after she joined Edelman, the advisory firm, as managing director of advocacy and public affairs for its UK operations.
Cazoo’s board also includes Lord Rothermere, the executive chairman of Daily Mail and General Trust, one of the car retailer’s earliest investors.
The company also sponsors Aston Villa and Everton and the new cricket Hundred format.
Shares in Cazoo are likely to begin trading in July after the completion of a merger with Ajax I, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
Alex Chesterman OBE, Cazoo’s founder and chief executive said, “I am delighted that Luciana will be joining the Cazoo Board as the Chair of our ESG Committee once we become listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
“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.”
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