Deliveroo calls in another Tory as Oxley gets comms gig
Robert Oxley is teaming up with George Osborne’s former chief of staff.
Former Conservative special adviser Robert Oxley is the new UK communications chief at Deliveroo.
The Tory operator makes the move after working as an adviser to the sacked cabinet ministers Michael Fallon and Priti Patel. He was also head of media for the Vote Leave campaign and head of news for the Conservative Party during the disastrous 2017 general election campaign.
A former campaign director at the TaxPayers’ Alliance, Oxley joined the takeaway delivery firm this week as head of corporate communications for UK & Ireland.
In the new job he is working under George Osborne’s former chief of staff Thea Rogers, who is now head of global communications and policy at Deliveroo.
Deilveroo is stepping up its UK lobbying as pay and working conditions in the informal gig economy are increasingly in the political spotlight.
PAN reported last year that the takeaway delivery company had turned to Teneo Blue Rubicon for lobbying help, but Deliveroo now uses Hanbury Strategy for external corporate support.