Hayley Parsons is the founder and former chief executive of Go Compare, one of the UK’s leading price comparison websites. The mother of two sold her shares in Go Compare in 2015.
In 2012, Hayley was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list for ‘services to the economy’ and apart from her two main passions – her family and rugby – Hayley is a staunch supporter of entrepreneurship in Wales.
She is a member of Inspire Wales, an investment consortium made up of 20 successful Welsh business people who work to find exciting businesses to invest in. Hayley has also been appointed to advise the Welsh Government on the development of its entrepreneurship agenda.
Hayley has also invested in several start-up businesses including Paperclip, an online and app-based marketplace, and is a shareholder in a company called Solar Buddies, the roll-on sunscreen applicator for children.