Ruwan Kodikara is senior manager of corporate communications at Amazon in the UK.
Previously he worked for several lobbying agencies, most recent Quiller Consultants and did a five-month stint as head of media and brand to former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats in the run-up to the 2015 UK general election.
Kodikara first job was as a press assistant for the Liberal Democrats from 2000-2001.
He then joined PR company Bell Pottinger Communications and Chime Communications as a one year graduate trainee in 2004. His next role was as senior account executive at Bell Pottinger Communications between June 2005 and September 2007 and then as an account director at Tetra Strategy until July 2012.
- Chairman, Kingston & Surbiton Liberal Democrats, from November 2013
- Treasurer, Lib Dems in Communications, from 2012
- BA European politics, University of Nottingham