Deliveroo welcomes Claudia Arney as first Chair

Deliveroo has announced that it has appointed Claudia Arney as the company’s first Chair.

Arney brings a huge amount of experience to Britain’s leading food delivery company. She has worked in Executive roles primarily focused on building digital businesses including at Pearson, The Financial Times, Emap, and Goldman Sachs. She was Director of the Enterprise and Growth Unit at HM Treasury.

Arney also has extensive experience at Board level including Non-Executive Directorships at Kingfisher, Ocado Group, Derwent London, Aviva, Halfords and the Premier League. She is a Member of the Takeover Panel.

This comes at an exciting time for Deliveroo, as the company grows rapidly and continues to invest to improve its proposition for riders, restaurants and consumers.

In 2021, the company will: expand to new locations; bring new features to personalise the consumer experience; develop new tools to support restaurants; invest in innovation, for example its delivery-only Editions kitchens; and continue to support local communities, for example delivering free meals to vulnerable groups and NHS workers.

Will Shu, founder and CEO Deliveroo, said: “Claudia brings a huge amount of experience and expertise to this role and we are all delighted and excited that she is coming on board. We are focused on becoming the definitive food company and I know she’ll help us achieve that mission.”

Claudia Arney said: “I am thrilled to be joining Will and his team for the next stage of their journey. I look forward to bringing the combination of my experience in building technology-enabled businesses and of serving on the Boards of companies facing a wide variety of opportunities and challenges to Deliveroo as it continues to grow and develop. There is so much more to come from Deliveroo and I feel privileged to be part of the highly talented team that drives this innovative business forward.”