Deliveroo has appointed Carlo Mocci, formerly of Amazon, as chief business officer for the UK and Ireland.

Mocci will report directly to CEO Will Shu and sit on the executive team.

At Amazon for the last 7 years, he led the Amazon Fresh and Prime Now businesses for Europe and Japan and the UK health and beauty business.

Prior to this, Mocci was at McKinsey for 13 years where he was a partner and a core leader of the Retail practice.

Deliveroom which is backed by Amazon, has taken on 11,500 new restaurants in recent months, taking the total int the UK to 44,000. It also plans to expand its rider network by 15,000.

A Deliveroo spokesperson said: “This is an incredibly important role for our business. Carlo brings with him an enormous wealth of operating experience. He has the experience and mindset to help us achieve our goals of delivering a fantastic consumer value proposition to all different types of consumers, as well as continuing to develop new partnerships with restaurants large and small across the UK and Ireland.”