Deliveroo appoints Lord Wolfson to its board

Deliveroo has announced the appointment of Simon Wolfson, the CEO of Next, to its board as a non-executive director. Lord Wolfson has been CEO of Next since 2001, having been appointed to its board of directors in 1997. The move comes after the company appointed Claudia Arney as the company’s first chair in November.

The news comes at an exciting time for the company. Deliveroo has just completed a new series H funding round of over $180m (£132m) from existing investors, valuing the business at over $7b (£5.14bn).

Will Shu, founder and CEO of Deliveroo, said: “Simon will bring great knowledge and insight to the company and help us in our mission to become the definitive food company. We are excited about his appointment. We are looking forward to working with him as we continue to innovate, developing new tech tools to support restaurants, to provide riders with more work and to extend choice for customers, bringing them the food they love from more restaurants than ever before.”

Wolfson added: “I am delighted to be taking up this role. Deliveroo is an exciting, innovative and fast-growing company that, like Next, relies on advanced technology to deliver a market-leading proposition. I look forward to working with the talented leadership team on the many opportunities ahead.”