Oliver Parry is the Institute of Directors' senior adviser and spokesperson on corporate governance and, more broadly, company law-based issues. He joined the IoD in June 2014. A former communications director at the Financial Reporting Council, Oliver has previously worked for communications agency Redleaf Polhill, a leading investor relations and advisory firm in the City of London and for Cicero Consulting, where he advised a range of blue chip FTSE 100 companies on their corporate affairs. Oliver began his career working for Patrick McLoughlin in his parliamentary office and also had a stint at Conservative Party Central Office. He read History at Newcastle University.