Former Tesco Mobile boss Lance Batchelor appointed tech firm chairman

Lance Batchelor – Wise Chairman

Solihull-based self-employed technology specialist, Wise, has appointed former Domino’s Pizza and Tesco Mobile chief, Lance Batchelor, as Chairman.

Lance joins the tech firm following recent investment from a leading private equity firm.

Founded in 2019 and with a current headcount of more than 50 members of staff, Wise has created a digital platform that improves the self-employment experience for both main companies and their individual subcontractors, with the platform currently used by more than 250 UK logistics firms and 14,000 self-employed people.

The firm recently agreed to sell a minority stake to a leading private investment firm, Inflexion, which will support the business as it expands into new sectors throughout the coming years.

Simon Hills, Chief Executive of Wise, said: “I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to bring in Lance as Chairman and his track record for delivering growth in technology companies will be invaluable to Wise. His appointment highlights our commitment to deliver best-in-class products and services to our clients; we’re excited for 2022 and beyond.”

Lance Batchelor, Chairman of Wise, said: “I feel highly privileged to join this business at such an exciting time. The team has an incredible passion for what they do, and it shines through in the products & services they deliver. I’m really looking forward to helping the team achieve its short and long-term objectives.”