Ruwan Kodikara, a former special adviser to the deputy Prime Minister, has been appointed as senior manager of corporate communications at Amazon UK.
Kodikara will join late next month from public affairs agency Quiller Consultants, where he is a senior consultant.
He will report to Amazon UK’s director of communications Dan Perlet and his role will cover comms planning and CSR.
Kodikara was at Number 10 as head of media and special adviser to then deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg from January until May 2015, when Clegg’s Liberal Democrats were voted out of government.
In addition, he spent an earlier period at Quiller and also worked at consultancy MHP.