Deliveroo hires ex-Telegraph hack Peter Dominiczak to head up public affairs
The former lobby journalist joins from Lynton Crosby’s CTF Partners.
Deliveroo has further increased the number of ex-Westminster insiders in its communications operation by appointing Peter Dominiczak as global director of public affairs.
The former political editor at the Daily Telegraph joins the food delivery giant from Lynton Crosby’s political consultancy CTF Partners.
In the new job he will work alongside George Osborne’s former chief of staff Thea Rogers, who is now head of global communications and policy at Deliveroo.
Rogers said: “We are excited to welcome Peter to the team. Deliveroo is changing the way people think about food and the way people want to work. We’re at the heart of some of the most interesting public debates out there. Peter’s experience and expertise will be invaluable as we continue to towards our goal of becoming the definitive food company, helping us engage with politicians, stakeholders and of course the public across all markets globally”.
The firm also recently signed up former Conservative special adviser Robert Oxley as head of corporate communications, while ex-Labour Party and Britain Stronger In official Joe Carberry is director of corporate communications.
Deliveroo is stepping up its UK lobbying as pay and working conditions in the informal gig economy remain in the political spotlight. PAN reported last year that the takeaway delivery company had turned to Teneo Blue Rubicon for lobbying help, but Deliveroo has more recently used Hanbury Strategy for external corporate support.
In a statement sent to PAN, Dominiczak said: “I am excited to join Deliveroo, a fast-paced and dynamic company that is setting the benchmark in everything it does. Deliveroo is British success story and I look forward to helping it grow. I’ve have very much enjoyed my time working at CTF with some amazing people, but I am looking forward for the new challenges and opportunities this new will bring.”
The hire of Dominiczak was first reported by POLITICO. It comes less than a month after PAN revealed that the CTF consultant’s wife is also taking up a new senior communications job at a rival tech giant.
Lottie Dominiczak is joining Uber as head of communications for the UK having previously been a special adviser to Matt Hancock in the Department of Health & Social Care and in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. Deliveroo is one of the main rivals to Uber’s food delivery service, Uber Eats.