He will carry out strategic comms and long-term comms planning work, as well as strengthening Amazon’s work around CSR, and will report to Amazon UK’s director of communications, Dan Perlet. Kodikara begins in late May.
Kodikara was head of media and a special adviser at Number 10 to then deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, the former Lib Dem leader, from January last year until the general election.
In that role, he was Clegg’s representative on all Government announcements, managed via the Number 10 comms grid and worked with special advisers to David Cameron.
Kodikara is currently completing his second stint at Quiller Consultants, where he is a senior consultant, having left the company to work in Downing Street.