Oliver co-founded Pagefield in 2010 after a decade working inside British and European political institutions, industry trade bodies, and high-profile listed companies. He is an integrated campaigning specialist, with over twenty years’ experience protecting, promoting and rebuilding corporate reputations through a combination of public affairs, public relations and crisis management. During that time, he has built close and lasting relationships with people from across the political divide, within the media, and throughout the business and charitable sectors.
Before Pagefield, Oliver led ITV plc’s public and stakeholder affairs efforts to free the company from legacy regulation that was hindering its chances of success in the digital age – the fruits of which are now being enjoyed by the company as it returns to the FTSE 100. It was at ITV where Oliver first met and worked with Mark (Gallagher). Oliver performed similar integrated campaigning roles at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the UK Film Council, and the Society of Motor Manufacturers. Earlier on in his career, Oliver worked in the then Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, following a year as an assistant to a British MEP in Brussels and Strasbourg.
As Pagefield’s Chief Executive, Oliver has overseen the company’s rapid growth to become one of London’s go-to agencies for integrated communications advisory and support across multiple sectors – including fintech and tech, financial and professional services, transport, property, infrastructure, FMCG, and the charitable sector. Whilst he no longer leads any of Pagefield’s client accounts, Oliver instead performs a role of floating strategic advisor, available to all of Pagefield’s clients at any time. This role has included sitting on the steering committee for British Airways’ centenary campaign in 2019; personally overseeing a Treasury-related campaign for regulatory reform that was designed to attract multi-million pound ‘onshoring’ investments into the UK; and chairing regular training sessions for clients ahead of particularly challenging political and media appearances.
Earlier in 2021, Oliver was named as one of Mace Magazine’s top 100 political consultants.