It’s always been important to save money where possible, but the overall financial landscape has made this a necessity for customers.
Finding the right deal on insurance, broadband, mobiles or energy isn’t just about saving money, though. Different factors, such as customer service and environmental responsibility, influence customers in different ways.
As a Household Decision Platform, RVU brings together digital capabilities and industry expertise to help customers choose the right services and deals for their circumstances.
Our brands are uniquely positioned to work across one common goal: to help UK customers find the deal that works for them financially and beyond.
Chief Executive Officer, RVU
As CEO of RVU, Tariq leads an executive team focused on building a truly outstanding business. Responsible for leadership and strategic direction of the group, his focus is first and foremost on ensuring we are true to our culture of ‘winning the right way’:
“We believe in a high performance environment where each and every employee contributes to the collective effort.”
Tariq joined Red Ventures in 2017 to lead the inception and growth of their European operations, which included the joint-acquisition of the ZPG Group in 2018 and subsequently the creation of RVU. RVU brings together the previous comparison assets of ZPG Plc to create a distinct home services and financial services offering.
Sport - you name it, Tariq plays it…... but he admits he can be a little competitive so generally only focuses on the ones he's good at! Beyond enjoying the competition, he loves being coached, something that gets translated into RVU Culture.
With a BSc in Mathematics & Management Studies from KCL and an MBA from IESE, Tariq has held numerous executive roles in the Media, Telecoms & Digital industries. Laterly this included MD roles at Antenna Group and NBC Universal. Earlier in his career he had a focus on M&A with experience at companies including O2, General Electric and Bear Stearns.
Chief Financial Officer, RVU
Debbie is our Chief Financial Officer with overall responsibility for financial and risk management at the business. That's everything from making sure our employees and suppliers get paid on time to projecting likely future business performance. Plus liaising with banks and shareholders to ensure they understand how the business is doing.
Debbie joined us in 2017, initially leading the Commercial Finance team across the original ZPG function before taking over the reigns when RVU was created.
Before that, Debbie qualified as a chartered accountant, and worked for 11 years in retail businesses (largely online).
Debbie lives with her husband in Surrey, and loves to travel (occasionally), paint (sometimes), cook (often) and eat (constantly).
Chief Executive Officer, Uswitch
Angus leads our Uswitch business, keeping more people in the UK switching their energy, broadband and mobile phones with us than with anybody else.
His team is responsible for everything that goes into delivering great deals to our millions of customers - from digital customer experience to our supplier partnerships, from marketing to data science and our customer contact team.
Angus joined at the beginning of 2021, following his passion for building digital businesses that improve everyday life.
Previously he held leadership positions in both public and private companies at Ebay, Capital One, graze.com (the snack boxes) and as the co-founder and CEO of an edtech business, Hive Learning.
Angus is married with three kids and loves sport (of any standard), learning (about almost anything) and music.
Chief Executive Officer, Confused.com
Steve was appointed as CEO of Confused.com in March 2023. Joining the business in 2019, he was the company's first Chief Operating Officer. During this time, he brought together product, data and commercial operations, signalling a period of significant growth for the business.
Before Confused.com, Steve worked in various leadership roles within eCommerce and Financial Services, including as CEO of Commuter Club.
Steve is looking forward to bringing his expertise and knowledge to bear in growing and evolving Confused.com. He also loves music, sport, the sea...and the infinite game of trying to cram it all into a weekend.
Chief Technology Officer, RVU
As our CTO Paul leads a technology division of 60+ people across the cross-functional delivery teams that release features and changes up to 1,000 times a week.
Paul joined Uswitch in 2010 to scale teams and technology to drive better business outcomes. With 20+ years' experience Paul has held a number of engineering leadership roles, including at Forward Internet Group and ThoughtWorks, a specialist software consultancy.
When not at work, Paul enjoys spending time with his young family, relaxing in the garden and barbecuing with his Big Green Egg. He probably reads too much non-fiction and obsesses over headphones.
Chief of Staff, Confused.com
Tamsin is based within Confused.com but works with CEO and leadership teams across the RVU brands to deliver strategy and key initiatives. She joined Confused.com 16 years ago, starting as a commercial manager. Before that, she spent 10 years at HSBC in the personal, business and insurance sectors.
Outside work, Tamsin likes to recharge by getting outside, ideally by the sea with her daughter, friends, family and cockapoo, Buddy. She loves an adventure - the more challenging and eye-opening the better!
Chief People Officer, RVU
As our Chief People Officer, Colin has overall responsibility for the employees in our business. Whether it's hiring, developing, promoting or retaining people, his aim is always the same: To have the best people work for RVU, and provide them with a work experience like no other.
Prior to joining RVU, Colin worked in various roles across the staffing and outsourcing industries for 20+ years, holding a number of senior management roles for both FTSE and private companies.
Based on his accent you’d never know it but Colin is American by birth, originating from New Orleans. He claims his love of hot weather, spicy food and bourbon stem from childhood experiences but we suspect it's more likely to have been TGI Fridays.
Director of Regulatory Affairs, Compliance & Corporate Communications, RVU
Richard is our Director of Regulatory Affairs, Compliance & Corporate Communications. He leads engagement with the Government, regulators, and industry stakeholders to facilitate greater consumer choice, improve customer outcomes, and promote competition in the energy, communications and personal finance markets.
He also leads our regulatory compliance function, helping our consumer-facing teams maintain high standards.
Prior to joining Uswitch in 2014, Richard worked in the communications sector regulation for both a telco and Ofcom, the UK's communications regulator.
Richard lives in southeast London with his partner and can often be found cooking something, and during May, taking the Eurovision Song Contest slightly too seriously.
In the past few months alone, we’ve:
Rebuilt the Uswitch app with new UX and branding
Brought the first open-market fixed energy deal in two years to our customers
Launched an industry-first car auto renewal cancellation service.
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