Alex Hickman
Alex Hickman

Alex Hickman, business advisor to outgoing British prime minister Boris Johnson, is expected to take a job at Teneo in the UK.

Sky News reported that Hickman is expected to lead Teneo’s UK government affairs unit and advise clients on how to deal with the new PM once they assume power in September.

Hickman’s move to Teneo is subject to scrutiny by Whitehall’s advisory committee on business appointments.

The committee has been criticized “for adopting an excessively soft approach to facilitating moves into the private sector by former ministers and officials,” according to Sky News.

Hickman would replace Craig Oliver, who was former prime minister David Cameron’s communications advisor at Teneo.

He exited Teneo last year for Finsbury Glover Hering, which is now FGS Global.

Hickman, a noted Eurosceptic, joined Johnson’s team in 2020 to help rebuild the economy after the COVID-19 lockdown.

Earlier, he was CEO of Business for Sterling, which lobbied against the adoption of the Euro, and outreach director for Vote Leave during the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign.